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Vol. xx r, No. 1 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Successful Camp 
For Frosh, Oldsters 

Friday, October 2, 1953 

On Friday, Sept. 18, freshmen 
and transfer students joined faculty 
members and campus leaders n 
the second annual Freshman Camp 
This weekend camp, held" at Win- 
nataska, was introduced last year 
as an informal orientation program 
for new students. The success of the 
project and the interest of the stu- 
dents was shown in the attendance." 
more than double that of last year. 

Informality was the keynote 
of the camp, and the program in- 
cluded free time for recreation 
and getting acquainted. Discussion 
groups on study habits were led by 
members of the faculty. Mrs. Sen- 
sabaugh led a general discussion 
on campus features for the girls. 
At night Miss Davis and Mr. Bat- 
tle directed games and dances in 
the recreation hall. 

Dr. George Stuart welcomed 
the new students Friday night. Dr. 
Glenn spoke on "The Universe" 
in an after-dinner talk. Group sing- 
ing was led by Mr. Anderson, and 
solos were presented by Martha 
Mae Neeley and Grady Smith. 

On Saturday pight Dr. Christie 
talked to the new students on ad- 
justing to college life. He also 
conducted a church service in the 
new chapel at Winnataska on Sun- 
day morning. 

I Vesper services, under the lea- 
dership of Tommy Ogletree and 
Pete Furio, were held Friday eve- 
ning, but were cancelled Saturday 
because of rain. 

The session closed Sunday af- 
ternoon with an evaluation of the 
camp, led by Dean Shanks. Sug- 
gestions were made for the im- 
provement of next year's camp 
program. Dean Shanks also thanked 
the student leaders for their work 
and cooperation in making the 
Freshman Camp such a great suc- 

The students and faculty re- 
turned to the campus Sunday af- 

School Enlarges 
Academic Program 

An increase of 39 students sets 
the pace of the new year on the 
Hilltop. Last year. 651 students reg- 
istered for Fall quarter. This year, 
the number is 690. Last year there 
were 193 Freshmen; this year, 220. 

The student body isn't all that 
has increased. Many more courses 
are offered this year. 

Graduate courses are beinfe* of- 
fered for the first time. There are 
two in biology, four in chemistry, 
one in English, and one in history. 

The popular Short Courses of 
last year are being included and 
expanded this year. They are: "Un- 
derstanding the Bible," Christie, 
Monday: "The Universe Around Us", 
Glenn, Wednesday; "Broadway 
Plays", Abernathy, Tuesday; "The 
Confederate Military Camp", 
Shanks. Monday: "Mineral Re- 
sources of the South", Rogers, Tues- 
day; "Religions of the World", 
Weaver. Wednesday; "Essentials of 
English Grammar", Ownbey, Tues- 
day; "Sociology of Birmingham", 
Harlan, Monday; "The Federal Gov- 
ernment", Cannon, Wednesday. 

These Short Courses feature con- 
tinuous enrollment Over 100 reg- 
istered for them the first evening. 
One may join up for any of these 
non-credit, adult - designed classes 
whenever he chooses; however, it 
is advised that one register as soon 
as he is able, so as to get the most 
out of them. These courses proved 
very popular with students and 
other people in the Birmingham 
area last year 

Orientation Keeps 
Big Class Busy 

The largest freshman class since 
1950 went through the orientation 
and registration program Septem- 
ber 21 and 22. prior to the start 
of the full quarter. Two hundred 
and thirty freshmen, as compared to 
193 last year, gathered in Munger 
Auditorium to hear Dean Henry 
Shanks open the program. 

Professor Francis Christie then 
led the devotional program, fol- 
lowed by President George Stuart, 
who welcomed all new students. 
Tommy Ogletree, president of the 
Honor Council, explained the honor 

All Young Women! 

Attention girls' The YWCA 
will hold its first meeting Mon- 
day. October 5 at 10:00 in the 
Y Room at Stockham. All old 
members are urged to attend 
this meeting and all new girls 
are invited to join the YWCA. 

The Freshmen Commission will 
be elected in the near future. 
The Commission is composed of 
ten girls elected by the fresh- 
men women, the main purpose 
of which is the training for lead- 

code of Birmingham-Southern and 
the honor pledge that all new stu- 
dents are required to sign. 

After a luncheon with music 
by the college choir ensemble. Mr. 
William Battle, chairman of the 
Student Life Committee, and Mrs. 
Mary Sensabaugh. dean of women, 
explained the social activities 
(See Orientation, Page t) 

Sororities Pledge 55 

The newly completed Hanson Hall is 
Southern girl residents. 


By Mary Pylant 

Before coming to Birmingham- 
Southern, I heard a great deal about 
the new Victor H. Hanson Residence 
for Women. I looked forward to 
the first view I would have of this 
highly talked-about dormitory. It 
was only after I had had my first 
glimpse of this beautiful structure 
that I fully realized how lucky I 
was to be one of the 103 girls who 
would live here for the next few 

The Victor H. Hanson Residence 
is located at the highest point of 
the Hilltop. A journey through the 
building is indeed a treat. The 
front door opens and reveals the 
office where the new inter-com- 
munication paging system is lo- 
cated. This system makes it pos- 

Pi Phis, ATOs 
Lead Scholarship 

Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Tau Ome- 
ga ended the past year with the 
highest scholastic averages for the 
sororities and fraternities. 

The general sorority - fraternity 
was 2.575, compared to the all- 
school overage of 2.494. • ' 

The sorority average was 2.854. 
while the all-womens average was 
2.778. The fraternity record shows 
a gracle average of 2.297 to the all- 
men average of 2.303. 

The scholastic averages for the 
seven sororities were: Pi Beta Phi. 
3.208; Theta Upsilon. 3.069; Kappa 
Delta, 2.819; Zeta Tau Alpha, 2.782; 
Gamma Phi Beta. 2.699; Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi, 2.658: and Alpha Chi Ome- 
ga 2.445. 

Exec. Council Plans For , 53- , 54 

The Executive Council is shown here having a confab on the 
of Phillips Building. Walter Green (standing on left) is 

Those elected last spring to serve 
on the student council as officers 
this school year are: President, 
Walter Green; Vice-President, Bill 
Porter; Secretary, Eleanor Hamil- 
ton; Treasurer, Gerald Lambert. 

The faculty co-advisors, who were 
elected the council, are Dr. Blair 
and Dr. Wesson. 

At its regular meeting last Thurs- 
day, the Executive Council passed 
its first major resolution of the 
year. By unanimous vote, parking 
cars in front of Andrews Hall was 
prohibited. Dormitory students 
must now park their cars in the 
auadrangle behind Andrews Hall 
and in front of Hanson Hall. This 
measure was passed to help solve 
the serious traffic problem on the 
dormitory road, and the Council 
urges all students to co-operate in 
supporting it. 

At the same meeting, three of- 

(See Council. Page 2) 

sible to communicate between the 
office and any room in Hanson Hall. 
From here we walk down a few 
steps to the living room which is 
most attractively decorated with 
wall to wall carpets and modern 
furniture. The lovely draw cur- 
tains which cover two entire walls 
of glass can be drawn back to show 
a beautiful view of the campus. On 
one side of the room a huge fire- 
place gives a cozy atmosphere to 
the surroundings. Mrs. Booker, one 
of the housemothers, informs us 
that soon a piano is to be purchased 
to add to the living room furnish- 

The next stop on the tour is the 
room which many people call the 
sun parlor. Here is a room with 
three walls of glass from floor to 
ceiling. Colorful tables and chairs 
provide a perfect setting for bridge 
and other games. Connected to the 
sun parlor is a small kitchenette. 

Directly under the living room is 
an open patio, with tables, chairs, 
and a Bar-B-Que pit. 

Hanson Hall is constructed with 
two floors at the wing near the en- 
trance, and a single floor for the 
back wing. The rooms show evi- 
dence of being designed for the 
convenience of every girl. Painted 
in lovely shades of pink, gray, and 
green, the rooms are built in pairs 
with two girls in each room, four 
girls sharing the bath between each 
suite. Each room has double desks, 
closets, Hollywood beds. Venetian 
blinds, rubber tile floors, shelves, 
and complete air-conditioning which' 
is converted into heat for winter. 
(See Hanson. Page 4) 

After a week of hectic rushing, 
fifty-five girls have pledged six 
sororities. The sororities and their 
pledges are: 

Alpha Omicron Pi: Charlene 
Brasher, Katherine Chancey, Zachie 
Doughty, Nancy Graves, Berma 
Jarrard. Margaret Richards, Ann 

Gamma Phi Beta. Joyce Simons, 
Helen Starnes, Brenda Weeks. 

Kappa Dalta: Evelyn Brown, Emi 
ly Burnum, Elizabeth Cox, Barbara 
Folks, Margaret Frost, Patricia 
Newman, Dorothy Jean Norris, Sal- 
ly Saxon. Patsy Shinn. 

Pi Beta Phi: Shirley Guy, Nancy 
Kelly. Jane Mooty, Ann Oliver, Pat- 
sy Pace. Claire Palmer. Mary Betty 
Reed. Mary Stowers, Lena Winters. 

Theta Upsilon: Worth Bagley, 
Theresa Bruno, Shirley Fuller, Har- 
riette Houston, Freeda Lehmann, 
Colette Papp, Jane Steiner, Mar- 
guerite Surellis, Beverly West. 

Zeta Tau Alpha: Mary Ann Berry, 
Louise Carver, Catherine Clark, 
Sylvia Dickerson, Janet Graff, Mary 
Hurt, Lenita Long, Peggie Noah, 
Shirley O'Neal, Mary Pylant, Ann 
Shaw, Jane Sirless, Vance Sparks, 
Dorothy Jean Swinney, Annette 
Thornton, Virginia Sue Trimble, 
Patti Turner, Avlona Yarbrough. 

College Theatre 
Making Plans 

Green Room becoming a reality! 
"Arsenic and Old Lace'* to be first 
production of season! College Thea- 
tre is starting again with many 
projects to keep enthusiastic mem- 
bers busy. 

The sponsor is Dr. Cecil Aber- 
nethy while Dr. Powell is at Yale 
on the Ford Foundation Fellowship. 
Dr. Abernethy will be ably as- 
sisted by the outstanding offioers 
for this year, who are: President, 
Abe Fawal: Vice President, Ginger 
McVea; Secretary, Mary Jean Par- 
son; Business Manager, Shirley 
Ezell. \ 

Mr. Stuart Mims will direct the 
first production of the year, which 
is to be "Arsenic and Old Lace," 
an intriguing story about three old 
ladies. Casting for the play will be 
held Oct. 1st and 2nd at 3 p.m., in 
the Student Ac Building. Many 
choice roles are to be had, for there 
are three women and eleven men 
in the cast. Rehearsals will begin 
Oct. 5 and the performances will 
be Nov. 18, 19, 20. Many Jean Par- 
son will be Technical Director. 

Mrs. • Martha Dick McClung will 
direct "Amahl and the Night Vis- 
itors" just before Christmas 
(See Theatre. Page 3) 


Seven Upper and Lower Division 
students and one graduate student 
made all As in fifteen hours of 
work, or more, last quarter, and 
twenty-three upper and lower di- 
vision students and two graduate 
students made an average of 3.4 in 
fifteen or more hours. 

Those in the upper division mak- 
ing all A's are: John Shaw Camp, 
Kenneth R. Franklin, Albert M. 
Horn. Lower division students mak- 
ing all As are: Ben Chastain, Wen- 
dell Godfrey, Shirley Kanter, Sam 

John Paul Pool, a graduate stu- 
dent, made all A's. 

Upper division averaging 3.4 are: 
James Allen, Ann L. Bayer, Marilyn 
Brittain, Suzanna Davis, Mrs. Kit- 
ty Douglass, Marylyn Faulk, James 
Fite, Donald Garner, Earl Gossett. 
James Griffith, Clara Lee Hammett, 
George Jones, Jean Thompson, Ar- 
thur Tucker, Myrtle Veazey, George 

(See Scholars, Page 2) 

Preachers Meet 

There will be a meeting of the 
Ministerial Association on Tuesday, 
October 4. at 5:30 P.M. in the 
Greensboro Room. Pre-ministerial 
students are invited to attend the 
proposed "fellowship around the 
table," after which those attending 
will go to the Chapel for a program. 
The speake will be Dr. Christie: his 
subject will be College 
Ministerial Association. 

Theatre To Meet 

The first meeting of the Col- 
lege Theatre will be held at 
3:00 o'clock on the afternoon of 
Tuesday, Oct. 6. All students 
who are Interested are invited 
to attend. The meeting will be 
held in the Stuaent Ac BuiM- 


Friday, October 2, 1953 

John Cnnstantlne 

Mary Jean Parson 



ColUf t>uHisk*r, Rtprtuntativ 




associated Collegiate Press 


By Walter Miller 

To make a comparison between 
a college in Brazil and a United 
States callege. one might say that 
in Brazil and most of the South 
American countries, one does not 
have a system of electives such as 
found in the States. In the parti- 
cular college where I had my sec- 
ondary education, the students, 
were required to take about ten 
subjects— all that were offered— 
regardless of what field they might 
want to specialize in. Although in 
the last years there one could 
choose his life's profession, the 
special subjects which one had to 
take for this proposed career were 
all prescribed. Such societies as 
Sororities and Fraternities do not 
exist there, although it would seem 
that they must prove a very great 
help in keeping school standards 
high and giving entertainment to 
the student after hard studying. 

So much for South America. 
Now let's look at Southern. A ques- 
tion asked of many new students is, 
"how did you come to choose 
Southern for your college educa- 
tion?" Well, some facts that were 
responsible for my choosing B. S. C. 
were its high academic standing 
among the nation's institutions of 
higher learning, its good religious 
background, and also the warm 
welcome which I received from 
members of the faculty and the 
student body when I made a short 
visit to the campus this summer. 
A pleasant impression which a new 
studfent receives on first coming 
to Southern is the close relation- 
ship between teacher and student. 
I am quite aware that such a re- 
lationship would be different to 
attain in a larger college. So 1 
am very proud to be able to attend 
such a well guided institution. 

(ORIENTATION, from Page 1) 

Southern offers. Refreshments fol- 
lowed in Stockham. 

Hanson Hall, the newly-opened 
women's dormitory, was host io a 
party for new students, student 
leaders, and the faculty the evening 
of the 21st. 

Mrs. Virginia Hamilton, assis- 
ant to the president, spoke next 
day on the two student publications 
—the weekly "Hilltop News," and 
the yearbook "Southern Accent." 
An alumnae of Southern and the 
faculty advisor for school publica- 


Graduate Record 
Exams Scheduled 

Princeton, N. J., September 18: 
The Graduate Record Examinatidns, 
required of applicants for admis- 
sion to a number of graduate 
schools, will be administered at ex- 
amination renters throughout the 
country four times in the coming 
year. Educational Testing Service 
has announced. During 1952-53 more 
than 9,000 students took the GRE 
in partial fulfillment of admission 
requirements of graduate schools 
which prescribed it. 

This fall candidates may take the 
GRE on Saturday, November 14. 

In 1954, the dates are January 30, 
May 1, and July 10. ETS advises 
each applicant to inquire at the 
graduate school of his choice which 
of the examinations he should take 
and on which dates. Applicants for 
graduate school fellowships should 
ordinarily take the designated ex- 
aminations in the fall administra- 

The GRE tests offered in these 
nationwide programs include a test 

in seventeen different subject mat- 
ter fields. According to ETS, can- 
didates are permitted to take the 
Aptitude Test and/or one of the 
Advanced Tests. 

Application forms and a Bulle- 
tin of Information, which provides 
details of registration and admin- 
istration as well as sample ques- 
tions, may be obtained from college 
advisers or directly from Educa- 
tional Testing Service, P. O. Box 
592. Princeton, N. J., or P. O. Box 
9896, Los Feliz Station, Los Angeles 
27, California. A completed appli- 
cation must reach the ETS office 
at least fifteen days before the date 
of the administration for which the 
candidate is applying. 

(SCHOLARS, ! m Page 1) A f}pj \ MotlOTed 

Lower division students making! /± KJrl b JTlUMJr VIA 

3.4 are: James Wiley Clements. 
Mary Ann Gardner, John Crabov/- 
ski, Winifred Harris, Charles Mar- 
den, Harry Mims, Carolyn Tinkle- 

Graduate students making a 3.4 
are: Roy Higginbotham, an u Mrs. 
Sarah L. Nesbitt. 

(COUNCIL, from Page 1) 

fices were filled and one referred 
to the Elections Board. Joyce Sprad- 
ley was re-eiected campus Red 
Cross Chairman by acclamation, 
and the two faculty advisors were 

Candidates for the vacancy in the 
men's lower division, left by the 
transfer of Herman Russell, will be 
selected by the Election Board this 
week. According to the student 
government Constitution, a new- 
representative will then be elected 
by the council from among these 

Staff Increased 

The size of the staff at Southern 
has been enlarged this year also. 

New members of the faculty and 
administration include: Mr. William 

The summer spasnn brought many 
new honors io AOPi Sorority. At 
the International Convention held 
in Memphis, Tennessee the S.B.C. 
chapter was presented a plaque for 
having the best exhibit of all the 
AOPi chapters. Tau Delta also won 
the City Philanthropic Plaque for 
having done the most work during 
the last year in the philanthropic 

The AOPi's are proud of their 
seven new pledges. After formal 
pledging Tuesday they were treated 
to a steak dinner at the Dales Cel- 
lar Restaurant. 

Baxter in the Music Department; 
Mrs. Alfred Cannon, Director of 
Admissions; Mr. Paul Givens, Psy- 
chology; Mrs. Virginia Hamilton, 
Publicity Director; Dr. Jacob Kruijt 
from the University of Utrect, So- 
ciology; Miss Zoe Lions, French and 
German; Mrs. Marjorie McWhorter, 
Education; Mr. George Simmons, 
Chemistry; and Miss Marion Sted- 
man in the Library. 

Mr. Ellis and Mr. Bordenca are 
representing the Southern Research 
Institute in the night courses. 

tions, Mrs. Hamilton told . 
herself was once on the staff of 
"The Hilltop News." John Con- 
stantine. "News" editor, and Jack 
Shearer, "Accent" head, also spoke 

Registration was a feature of 
the afternoon's proceedings. New 
students were then assigned their 
faculty advisors and given physical 
examinations. Aptitude tests were 
given both days. 

Othei - taking part in the pro- 
gram were Mrs. Raymond Ander 
son. director of the choir, Mr. Al- 
fred Canon, director of admissions, 
and Walter Grenne, president of 
the student body. 

Culminating orientation was an 
all-student dance given the night 
of the 22nd in the Student Activi- 
ties Building by the Student Execu- 
tive Council and the Physical Edu- 
cation Club. 

tt ' S e ° SY ° S Sinks' 
Mo entry Wanks. 

No box tops! 

You can cash in 
again and aga.n'. 
C'mon, let's gal 



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Remember: Read all the rules and 
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of paper or post card and send it to Happy-Go-Lucky, 
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2. Base your jingle on any qualities of Luckies. 
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3. Every student of any college, university or post- 
graduate school may submit jingles. 

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Remember, you are eligible to receive more than 
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To earn an award you are nor limited to 
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Friday, October 2, 195* 


The Cellar 

who plans an art exhibit soon, is shown here between 
Mitchie Mitchells painting, "Architectural Forms." 

The Cellar is a room in the base- 
ment for the Library Building. It 
the meeting place of intellectuals, 
puesdo-intellectuals, coffee connois- 
seurs, professors, and all people in- 
terested in art, poetry, and all types 
of literature. 

The Cellar is open from ten until 
twelve-thirty every morning Mon- 
day through Friday. The coffee is 
excellent, the reading is incom- 
parable, the conversation ranges 
rom spicy to weighty, and the art 
s there for anyone who can see 
the point in it. 

Here is a place where the dark 
shadow of McCarthyism has not 
yet stifled the free intercourse of 
(See Cellar, Page 4) 

MacMahon Plans 
Art Exhibit Soon 

Raymond MacMahon, head of the 
art department, spent the Summer 
in Provincetown, Mass., studying 
with Hans Hormann at his school 
of modern art. Provincetown is 
now the largest art colony in this 
country. Hormann, Bavarian-born 
modern artist, founded this Sum : 
mer school there is 1935. 

MacMahon, who finished some 
25 paintings. 75 drawings, and 40 
sketches during the summer, will 
hold a one-man exhibit of his 
Provincetown work sometime this 
Fall. The date and place will be 

(THEATRE, from Page 1) 

Upstairs over the Chapel in the 
Student Activities Building, is the 
Green Room, where the Drama De- 
partment is developing a group 
composed of all those interested in 
the Theatre in any capacity. In- 
formality will reign and evw 
member will have a chance to get 
into the act. Through this, one can 
gain much valuable knowledge 


Festival To Use 
Haydn s" Creation' 

The Robert Shaw Workshop 
in San Diego this, past summer pro- 
vided opportunity for highly con- 
centrated study of a wide variety 
of musical forms and styles in 
the instrumental media as well as 
the vocal media. The classes and 
research were conducted by Mr. 

about theatre technics, as well as 
much experience in reading and 
acting out plays in the company of 
persons interested in promoting 
theatre on the campus. 

Contact Dr. Abernethy or one of 
the members of the Theatre about 
becoming a part of College Thea- 
tre. Remember, there are many 
things to be done on a production 
as well as acting. All those inter- 
ested in lighting, scenery, costume 
design, or any of the various ac- 
tivities, may join, the College Thea- 

Shaw and by members of his staff. 

There were some 120 music ed- 
ucators, conductors, and perform- 
ers participating in the study and 
representing American musical life 
extending from Massachusetts to 
California, Wisconsin to Florida, 
and the Territory of Hawaii. Three 
of the seven men from Hawaii were 

(MUSIC, from Page 3) 
friends of Dr. Hunter, University 
of Hawaii history professor who 
was on exchange teacher at Bir- 
mingham-Southern a few years 

The constantly stressed and 
often stated purpose of the work 
centered % in the idea that music 
study in schools, colleges, churches, 
clubs, etc., should proceed from 
the fact that art is concerned with 
all aspects of human living — the 
sensuous, the emotional, the mental 
and the spiritual. Singing in a choir, 
practicing piano, listening to re- 
cordings, and other musical activi- 
ties can be pleasant and. at times, 

(See Music, Page 4) 



Jack Shearer 

Jo Taylor 


FACULTY— Betty Wilson Story 

CLASSES— Elmer O'brien, Betty Hamby 


FEATURES— Frances Sensabaugh 

GREEKS — B. J. Ryan, Russell Luquire 

SPORTS— Connie Conway, Grady Smith 

Monday— Faculty Section— 2:00 P.M. 
Tuesday— Classes— 2:00 P.M. 

Wednesday— Organizations & Features— 3:30 P.M. 
Thursday— Greeks & Sports— 3:30 P.M. 

The SOUTHERN ACCENT office is on the Mezzanine in Munger 

Inter-Fraternity Council 

1. All full time students of 
Birmingham-Southern College and 
the Birmingham Conservatory of 
Music who meet the college re- 
quirements regarding rushing (not 
on academic or entrance proba- 
tion) are eligible for pledging. 

2. The closed rush period shall 
begin September 23, and extend 
until 12 Noon October 15, Pledg- 
ing Day. No fraternity shall be 
allowed to pledge any man during 
the fall quarters until the official 
day set aside for pledging. October 

3. A period or silence during 
which no fraternity man, active 
or pledge, shall be allowed to dis- 
cuss fraternity matters with any 
non-fraternity man shall be in 
force from 1:00 A.M. October 15, 
until 12 Noon, October 15. This rule 
precludes any conversation except 

ordinary greetings and conversa- 
tion otherwise reemed necessary 
within the classroom and labora- 
tory and not pertaining to fratern- 
ity matters. 

4. It is a violation for a frat- 
ernity man and a non-fraternity 
man to ride to or from school to- 
gether on October 15, Pledging 
Day, unless this is the regular 
means of transportation or a mem- 
ber of another fraternity repre- 
sented at Southern is present. 

5. During the closed rush sea- 
son 14 nights have been set aside 
for scheduled parties for each frat- 
ernity. No fraternity other than 
that one to which the date has been 
assigned shall be allowed to hold 
a party on any of these nights 
set aside for this purpose. 

6. Each fraternity is allowed 

(See Rush, Page 4) 

How the 
stars got 

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most popular cigarette. 
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a cigarette can be i 

ahd Flavor 




Friday, October 2, 1953 


By John Hutcheson 

Fall is synonymous with football, 
and with the advent of another 
Autumn season one can almost sense 
the spirit of the game in the chang- 
ing weather. 

Even though Birmingham-South- 
ern has no football team, it can be 
proud of the school spirit and sports- 
manship fostered by intramural 
competition. In the past the fra- 
ternities at Southern have placed 
particular emphasis on the organiz- 
ing and developing of their respec- 
tive football teams. 

In addition to the seven frater- 
nities, the Preachers and the Inde- 
pendents are also represented, bring- 
ing the total to nine teams. The 
Intramural Council, made up of 
representatives of each of the par- 
ticipating teams, plans an organ- 
ized schedule of games, and is the 
judge of any discrepancy that might 
arise over any particular game. 

It was decided Monday by the 
Council that the current season 
would get under way Thursday, Oc- 
tober 15th, with games scheduled 
that day and the following— weather 
providing. . 

Interest in Intramural football 
has always been high here at South- 
ern, and from all evidences the cur- 
rent season will be no exception. 
The Greeks are lining up their 
"Beef and Brawn", and some groups 
have even begun Practice sessions. 
It appears that an exciting and 
eventful season is in store for all 
football fans here on Hilltop. 

(RUSH, from Page 3) 

a total of 3 parties during the 
closed rush season. A party is de- 
fined as the presence together of 
two or more men from one frat- 
ernity and one or more non-frat- 
ernity men after 6:30 P.M. 

7. Pledging shall take place on 
October 15 between the hours of 
10 A.M. and 12 Noon. Non-fratern- 
ity men may pick up their bids 
in the office of Coach Battle in the 
Gym during this time. As soon as 
a man picks up his bid, he is con- 
sidered a fraternity man and is 
thus subject to the rule of silence. 

8. Bids should be taken to the 
rooms on the campus asigned to 
the various fraternities. 

The party dates are as fol- 
lows: Delta Sigma Phi. September 
29 and October 7; Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon. September 30 and October 
8; Kappa Alpha. October 1 and 
October 9; Pi Kappa Alpha, October 
2 and 12: Theta Chi, October 3 
and 13; Alpha Tau Omega, October 
I and 10. 

(HANSON, from Page 1) 

Telephone booths are located on 
each wing, and the bottom hall 
contains a laundry room with auto- 
matice washer and dryer, and iron- 
ing boards. Here are also the study 
hall and the room for overnight 

Hanson Hall, which cost approxi- 
mately $465,000, was made possible 
by contributions, the first $100,000 
being given by Victor H. Hanson, 
former Editor of the Birmingham 

Hanson Hall is the talk of Uie 
campus, as it well should be. Many 
have said it is the most modern, 
wen-equipped dormitory in the 
South. The fact that boys may be 
found in the living room most any 
time of the day expresses exactly 
how they feel about the new dormi- 
tory too. Visitors are always wel- 
come to Hanson Hall. As one girl 
expressed her opinion of the build- 
ing: "It's wonderful, just like liv- 
ing in a real plush hotel!" 

(CELLAR, from Page 3) 

thought. It speaks well for the in-, 
telluctual maturity of- ^'&'&&*ff*t*8Ei ^*S~i 
to be able to walk around the room Cellar is for 

and find such contrasts as the Holy 
Bible and The Communist Mane- 
festo lying side by side on the 
same shelf. It is also a compli- 
ment to the student body of this 
school that the teachers here give 
us credit for being able to study 
conflicting doctrines and to make 
up our own minds as to the worth 
of them. 

The books are here for any stu- 
dent who wishes lo read them, and 
if you run across one that you like, 

it. E 


thing in The 
you want a 

amusing, but they can be opportu- 
nities also for mental and spiritual 
growth. The kind of music selected 
for performance and the prepara- 
tion and study of the score should 
be such as to make personal growth 

certain book, you can have Mrs. 
Ownby order it for you. 

The Cellar is here on the campus 
for the use of the students and all 
of us should take advantage of the 
opportunity to avail ourselves of it 
—Michel W, Murphree 

possible. Masterworks are studied 
not because some musical authority 
recommends them, but because "it 
is only through contact with ex- 
amples of greatness that a man may 
become great himself." In these 
times when the amusement indus- 
try seems to be relegating music 
to the status of an amusing but 
brainless human rctivity, it is par- 
ticularly necessary for educational, 
religious, and cultural institutions 
to stress the greater and deeper 
values which it fosters. 



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A fact proved by chemical 
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And it's so satisfying to know that 
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to the nose, throat and sinuses 
from smoking Chesterfield. 

The doctor's report is part of 
a program supervised by a 
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on thorough bi-monthly exam- 
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Vol. XXI, No. 2 

Birmingham- Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, October 9, 1953 

Dr. E. Stanley Jones 
To Speak Wednesday 

12 Selected By 
B'ham Symphony 

Twelve students have been se- 
lected to represent Southern as 
members of the Birmingham Sym- 
phony Orchestra Committee. The 
Committee will promote interest in 
the Symphony and will conduct the 
sale of tickets. Tickets may be 
bought from any member of the 
committee and they go on sale to- 

Lee Kirby will serve as chair- 
man of the committee. Other mem- 
bers are Judy Akin, Connie Jean 
Conway, Mary Ann Crosslcy, Ann 
Kennemer, Betty Lee Kruger, Eve- 
lyn Fenn, Bob Patrick, Joyce Sprad- 
ley, Mary Hunt, and Susan OSteen. 

All Ind. Women! 

The Independent women are 
having a Coke Party today at 
10 o'clock in the Independent 
room in Stockham Building. All 
new girls who have not pledged 
a sorority are invited to attend. 

Smith Gets 
MB Award 

The Southern Chapter ot Mortar 
Board, national honorary society 
for senior women, has announced 
the awarding of its $50 gift scholar- 
ship for this year. The recipient, 
selected after much consideration 
by the chapter, is Bonnie Smith. 
Her selection was based on the cri- 
teria of need and achievement. 

The scholarship, like other proj- 
ects of; Mortar Board, is financed 
from the proceeds of the annual 
campus-wide "Ugliest Man" Con- 
test. This is the first time the award 
has been made, but it will in the 

(See MB, Page 3) 

The Convocation program 
Wednesday will feature the famous 
author, lecturer and missionary, Dr. 
E. Stanley Jones. He is known to 
millions of Christians throughout 
Christendom — in person, for he has 
spoken to multitudes in all Chris- 
tian lands; and by reputation, for 
millions have read his books both 
in English and numerous transla- 

A native of Maryland, Dr. Jones 
attended Asbury College in Ken- 
tucky, and at the age of 23 he went 
to India as a missionary of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. He is 
held in high esteem by the Indians, 
as witnessed by the name given him 
— Rishi, which means "a saint." 

Dr. Jones is noted for his keen 
understanding of the many diffi- 
culties encountered between our 
country and the Far East. 

Dr. Jones' appearance here will 
be possible due to the fact that he 
will be conducting services in Bir- 
mingham during the coming week 
at both the First Methodist Church 
and the First Christian Church. 

Among his books number the fol- 
lowing: Christ and Human Suffer- 
ing; The Way; Abundant Living; 
and Along the Indian Road. 

Theater to Award "Oscars" 

Arscenic" Try Outs 

MSM To Meet 

G. L. Story, president of the 
Methodist Student Movement, an- 
nounced yesterday that there will 
be a meeting — supper next Tuesday, 
October 13, at 5:30 p.m., in Stock- 
ham Building, to welcome new 
Methodist students. Supper will be 
served at a cost of fifty cents per 
plate. All Methodist students are 
invited to attend. 

Seniors Offered 
$25 Prize 
Book Collections 

To encourage students' interest 
in reading and in securing the nu- 
cleus of a personal library while 
in college, the Library and the Cel- 
lar are sponsoring a contest for 

All Seniors interested are in- 
vited to submit, between now and 
May t, 1954, a list of their books 
acquired while on the Hilltop. The 
title of each book should be briefly 
annotated, showing what the read- 

Teacher Exams To Be 
Held In February 

PRINCETON, N. J.— The Nation- 
al Teacher Examinations, prepared 
and administered annually by Edu- 
cation Testing Service, will be giv- 
en at 200 testing centers through- 
out the United States on Satur- 
day, February 13, 1954. 

At the one-day testing session a 
candidate may take the Common 
Examinations, which include tests 
in Professional Information, Gen- 
eral Culture, English Expression, 
and Non-verbal Reasoning; and one 
or two of nine Optional Examina- 
tions designed to demonstrate mas- 
tery of subject matter to be taught. 

The college which a candidate is 
attending, or the school system in 
which he is seeking employment, 
will advise him whether he should 
take the National Teacher Exam- 
inations and which of the Option- 
al Examinations to select. 

Application forms and a Bulletin 
of Information describing registra- 
tion procedure and containing sam- 
ple test questions may be obtained 
from college officials, school super- 
intendents, or directly from the 
National Teacher Examinations, 
Educational Testing Service, P. O. 
(See Exams, Page 4) 



November 18, 19, and 20 
MR. HILLTOPPER— November 21 
CHRISTMAS CAROLS— December 2, 4, and 6 

December 8, Tentatively 
RUSHTON LECTURES— February 1-15 
INTER-FRATERNITY SING— Either February 5 or 

February 15 (Choice not made yet) 
CATS PAW— February 26 

April 18-23 (The week following Easter) 

Evening — Friday, March 5 

Matinee— Saturday, March 6 
WATER BALLET— March 12 and 13 
MAY DAY— April 30 

May 12, 13, and 14 
CHOIR TRIP— The week of March 22 _ ., _ _ 

MUSIC FESTIVAL— The first week of May, Tentatively. 

For details on date openings for dances and other func- 
tions, please contact Miss Crawford, in the Pr.gtenti 
office, who keeps a full and detailed Calendar of Events 
for your convenience. A full weekly calendar wSl I be 
posted on the second floor of Munger for this purpose also. 

Dr. Towers 
To Address 
French Club 

Le Circle Franca is, the French 
Club, began the new year with a 
party at which the members dis- 
cussed proposed programs for the 
ensuing year. The First Series is 
Introduction to France, using mem- 
bers of the faculty. They are to 
introduce France geographically, 
historically and culturally. 

Next Monday, October 12, at 10 
o'clock, Dr. Towers is to introduce 
to the members France geographic- 

Leading the French Club in this 
year's activities are Joyce Spradley, 
president; Bobby Cargo, vice presi- 
dent; Ellen Peake, recording secre- 
tary; Kit Martin, corresponding sec 
retary; and Hilda Waddell, treas- 

French Club meetings are every 
second and fourth Monday in the 
French Club room. The room iB 
open all morning for study and 
music. French records are avail- 

Held Again Today 

ing has meant to the student in 
terms of broadening his viewpoint 
and personal philosophy. 

Entries will be judged by Dr. 
Abernethy and Mrs. Hughes to- 
gether with two other faculty mem- 
bers, and the winner is to receive 
an award of $25.00 in books of his 
own choosing which may be pur- 
chased through the Cellar. 

The award will be made at the 
special Awards Convocation pre- 
ceding commencement and the win 
ning collection placed on display 
in .the library. 

Seniors are invited to inquire of 
Abernethy or Mrs. Hughes for 
further details. 


will honor all 
sorority pledges today at coffee. 
The fifty-six pledges will be en- 
tertained at ten o'clock this 
morning in the reception room 
of Stockham Women's Building. 

Eleanor Hamilton is president 
of the honorary panhellenic or- 
ganization. Membership is com- 
posed of three outstanding so- 
rority girls from each sorority 
on campus. 

Plans are now being discussed 
for the traditional "Backwards 
Dance" to be held in February. 




Russell Luquire was selected by 
the executive council from a list 
of nine candidates submitted by the 
election board to represent the 
lower division in the place vacated 
by Herman Russell. Russell did not 
return to Southern this fall. 

Lynn Crouch has been appointed 
chairman of the Sadie Hawkins 
Day committee. He will appoint 
his committee members at the next 
meeting of the Council. 

Ann Barr 
Heads ETA 
Sigma Phi 

Eta Sigma Phi, the Classical Lan- 
guages Honorary Society, disclosed 
recently the names of their new 
officers, elected last May at the 
Hamburger Fry in Miss Crawford's 
backyard. The new officers are: 

Ann Barr, president; G. L. Story, 
first vice-president; Frances White, 
second vice-president; Ann Bates, 
secretary; and Leon Fillingim, treas- 
urer. Dr. Butts, the faculty advisor, 
was with the group yesterday at 

At the meeting of the College 
Theatre on Tuesday, it was decided 
that annual awards should be pre- 
sented to the best actor, the best 
actress and the best all-round par- 
ticipant in. the College Theatre. 
These awards will be presented to 
those Thespians who are chosen by 
the Awards Committee. A draft- 
ing committee was appointed to de- 
termine how these awards will be 
presented. This committee consists 
of Tom Screven, Chairman, Shirley 
Ezell and Gene Bishop. The per- 
manent Awards Committee will be 
selected at a later date. The pres- 
entation of the "Oscar" equivalents 
will be an event which drama en- 
thusiasts will look forward to. 

Also discussed at the meeting 
was the prospect of drawing up a 
constitution for the group. Ginger 
McVea, as chairman, will head the 
constitution committee. Others on 
it are Peggy Warren and Mary 
Jean Parson. Abe Fawall, the pres- 
ident of the College Theatre, and 
Dr. Cecil Abernethy, head of the 
Drama Department, are standing 
members on this committee. 

It was announced that plans were 
under w^y for providing uio Col- 
lege Theatre with a room in the 
Student Activities Building as a 
place for members to meet ; talk 
theatre, read plays and ex"haust 
their pet theories in theatrics. The 
room will be called 'The Green 
Room," and it will contain copies 
of plays and theatrical literature. 

Try outs were held yesterday for 
the Fall production, which is "Ar- 
senic and Old Lace." They will be 
held again today in the Student Ac 
auditorium at 3 o'clock. All stu- 
dents interested in theatrical work 
are invited to take part. 

Must Take 

DETROIT, Mich.— (IP.) —Begin- 
ning with the pre-senior year in 
1953-54 Engineering students at the 
University of Detroit will be re- 
quired to complete a sequence of 
philosophy courses, according to 
an announcement made here re- 
cently by Dean Clement J. Freund, 
head of the College of Engineering. 

All engineering students, except 
those in architecture, will be re- 
quired to study logic, philosophy of 
life, and moral philosophy. Archi- 
tectural curriculum. Logic and phi- 
losophy of life will, in most cases, 
be scheduled in the first and sec- 
ond semesters of the pre-senior 
year; moral philosophy will be giv- 
en in the second semester. 

The organization of these courses 
is the result of more than five years 
of planning. The committee which 

(See Engineers, Page 3) 

Truth is stranger than fiction— 
but there's not enough of it around 
these days to run it as a serial. 

their council meeting, at which 
they discussed plans for their pro- 
gram for this year. 

Page 2 


Friday, October 9, 1953 

l 1 1 T E R S 

To The Editor 


Dear Editor: 

Much praise has been sung to the 
beauty &i "Sit Tfc«w women's dormi- 
tory, Hanson Hall. It can truly be 
said that the ultra-modern building 
crowns the highest point on the 
Hilltop. Now it seems to me that 
such a magnificent palace should 
certainly merit an equally fine 
road to its ivory tower. Rumcr las 
it that the entire road was to have 
been paved by October first; Oc- 
tober ninth is here and no sign of 
work on the stony path is visible. 

Many visitors and parents from 
Birmingham and other cities in the 
South have visited our new dormi- 
tory. Much publicity has been re- 
ceived and much interest created. 
Yet the fact still remains that the 
road is a definite hazard to anyone 
not familiar with its pecularities. 

In conclusion, it seems to me that 
if Birmingham-Southern can afford 
to have iuch an outstanding attrac- 
tion as Hanson Hall, it can certain- 
ly afford to build the road to go 
with it-and let's hope that is done 

A Weekly 

• • • 


Dear Editor, 

I am a second-quarter freshman 
at Birmingham - Southern; there- 
fore, I am required to obey the 
rush rules dictated by the Inter- 
Fraternity Council. I disagree with 
many of these rules, and I have 
found other freshmen and frater- 
nity men who also object to these 

The one rule which the others 
and I object to the most is that 
which states: the presence of two 
or more men from one fraternity 
and one or more non-fraternity 
men after 6:30 during closed rush 
season is a party and a violation 
of the rules. I understand the use- 
fulness of this rule during week 
nights, but I see no validity to it 
for such a gathering on Saturday 

This rule embarrasses both frater- 
nity and non-fraternity men as it 
has already embarrassed me. With- 
out a car and with a fraternity man, 
I walked into a drug store on Sat- 
urday night already occupied by 
four other men of his fraternity. 
Because we had no car and they 
did, they quickly paid their check 
and exited, embarrassing the men 
who left, my friend and me. 

I hope next rush season that the 
Inter-Fraternity Council will make 
a new rule in this case, so that 
many students may have the chance 
to buy a coke without fear of any 
such rules. 

As long as this rule is in effect 
I shall obey it, but I hope the mem- 
bers of the Inter-Fraternity Council 
will take notice of the complaints 
regarding this rule and do some- 
thing about it. 

Yours truly, 



By Nathaniel Norsen Welnreb 

N. Y., 

Pikes Plan 
House On 
Frat Row 

Howard L. Underwood, P.K.A. 
Financial Advisor, and Gerald Lam- 
bert, president of Pi Kappa Alpha, 
announced plans this week for the 
construction of a new fraternity 
house on the proposed Fraternity 
Row. The brothers began cleaning 
the lot three weeks ago. Lambert 
said that there would be a ground 
breaking ceremony around the mid- 
dle of this month and that construc- 
tion would begin immediately. 

The main section of tiae new 
house is a lodge type construction. 
California Redwood will be used in 
the exterior of the octagon-shaped 
living room. The interior will be 
finished with cypress wood and 
stone. In the middle of the living 
room will stand a gigantic octagonal 
(See House, Page 4) 

This is the &rtist s pl&n of IBM 

to be completed by next spring. 

Faced with a choice of either 
staying in Babylon and losing his 
fingers or going on a super-spy mis- 
sion to Judea, Beladar, personal 
physician and friend of Nebuch- 
anezzar, sets forth on a cloak-and- 
dagger-adventure. "The cloaks are 



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Write as many as you want. There's 
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Friday, October 9 # 1953 

An Editorial— 



It Has What 
We Need Most 

What is the 
of old age? 

Mr. Elmer Davis, in a recent ar- 
ticle in Harper's Magazine, ven- 
tures to suggest that it might stem 
from the freedom from the Pas- 
sions of Youth. No, not that par- 
ticular passion, of which Mr. Davis 
says: "From that particular passion, 
I should imagine, few men or 
women are ever willingly set free." 
The great passion today is not the 
old Freudian one but the modern 
quest for success. In this quest man 
endures all that is endurable (and 
sometimes more). For his ambi- 
tion, he toils, perhaps loses sight 
of certain moral values, and, un- 
fortunately frequently, must be 
afraid. Why should one, however, 
be forced to have fears about his 
future, if those fears are based on 
the lose of the freedom of thought 
expression— fears that have made 
the phrase, "no comment," a house- 
hold word? Can a college student 
feel free to tell the truth these 
days? No— the fear of Baying some- 
thing wrong has resulted in the 
painful fact that our students and 
teachers in the schools and colleges 
are more than tempted to "pull in 
their horns" (to use Mr. Davis' 
phrase) and say nothing at all. This 
is a bad state of affairs indeed, for 
it is particularly in the schools 
and colleges where freedom of 
thought expression should be pro- 
tected and cherished. 

And all this fear stems from an- 
other "drive" — the congressional 
(and local) one— to seek out and 
attack communism wherever it may 


gorgeous; and the daggers (long, 
bright, and very sharp) in chapter 
after chapter are buried in human 
flesh. There are secret tunnels, 
hidden doors, intrigues, conspiracies, 

be found hiding and creating de- 
struction. Just how the legendarily 
idealistic sophomores and their 
profs caught the brunt of the blame 
is a debatable issue. On the colleges, 
nonetheless, the great blame is 

placed. The Truth is, as Mr .Davis 
says, that "a Communist, if he is 
a real one, has no freedom of 
thought"— but the drive goes too far 
afield from mere real Communists. 
The attack has spread to be largely 

and violent passions." 

Just outside Judea, Beladar, 
whose life has been a gay whirl- 
wind of intrigue, brilliant displays 
of medical skill, and narrow es- 
capes, is witness 4 - the savage chase 
of Devora, a princess of Israel, by 
Ptarash, an evil Egyptian. Beladar 

an attack on people who think for 
themselves. The result is such as 
Mrs. Roosevelt cited after her na- 
tionwide travels last winter: "The 
young people who are just coming 
up and see what is happening begin 
to be afraid to act, for fear that 
something they may say or do now 
will be dug up and thrown at them 
twenty years later, and ruin their 
careers." (Senator McCarthy has 
several times damned, or tried to 
damn, middle-aged men for what 
they did or said in college, and have 
long since repudiated.) 

Mr. Davis reaches the heart of 
the matter when he states that a 
despotism might be able to stand 
such a loss of heart as this (though 
he doubts it), but a democracy 
whose young people are in that 
state of mind is on its way down 

Therefore, to feel free to say 
something that deviates from the 
norm of reactionary thinking — to 

be able to speak one's mind freely 
— to be old enough to no longer 
need to fear for one's job on this 
basis— is the best single feature of 
old age. It is a quality of being 
that we young college students need 
most and must 
courage to attain. 

Socrates is supposed to have said: 
"You must do a crazy thing once in 
a while to keep from going nuts." 

He lived on cabbage and potatoes 
for thirty years to save enough 
money so that he could have cab- 
bage and potatoes for the rest of 
his life. 

sees his duty, attacks Ptarash to 
save the lady whose thanks is to 
engage him in battle herself. This 
encounter ends with Beladar sink- 
ing his teeth into the lady who 
ever afterward regards him in a 
different light — the dawn of love. 
Ptarash regards him as a deadly 
enemy and throughout the remain- 
der of the book mattes life a hazard 
for Beladar, — but extremely good 
reading for the adventure fan who 
doesn't mind the intermingling of 
history, fact, and fiction. 

the Library's "Rental Collection" 

Come in and look them over. 
Marian Steedman 
Assistant Librarian 

(Engineers, from Page 1) 

formed the project was beset with 
difficulties of fitting the courses 
into an already crowded curriculum 
and adding instructors to handle the 
new assignment. 

Dean Freund declares that the 
University is fortunate m its strong 
philosophy program. "In engineer- 
ing, as in other forms of education, 
it is the only effective means of 
imparting to the student an inte- 
grated view of aU truth and values," 
he points out, "wherein alone the 
true contributions of engineering 
to man can be rightly 

(MB, from Page 1) 
future be made annually. Although 
formal applications were not re- 
quired this time, hereafter they 
must be submitted to Mortar Board 
before or shortly after the opening 
of the fall quarter. The scholarship 
is open to any woman student of 
the college. 

Love is no lottery — because in a 
lottery you can win once in a 

Politics— where they pat you on 
the back so they'll know where to 
stick the knife. 


Munsel says: "When I 
was a kid, I wanted to be a 
lady football player. Then I 
dreamed of another career — 
I had a voice, so I took singing 
lessons. I worked hard at it 
— then I won the Metropolitan 
Opera auditions when I was 17." 

1 Start 

Smoke only Camels 
for 30 days and 6nd 
out why Camels are 
America's most popular 
cigarette. See how mild 
and flavorful a 
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Friday, October 9, 1953 


Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey. 
Completed applications, accom- 
panied by proper examination fpes, 
will be accepted by the ETS office 
during November and December, 
and in January so long as they are 
received before January 15, 1954. 

f By John 

Thursday is the opening day of 
the Fall intramural football season 
here on Hilltop, and a program has 
been Outlined by the Intramural 
Council relevant to the sequence 
of games between the participating 
teams. It was decided that the Re- 
ligious Students and the ATO's (the 
teams finishing in the top posi- 
tions respectively last year), would 
reserve their game for the con- 
cluding contest of the season. 

It is believed by most campus 
football authorities that these two 
"powerhouses" will have no trouble 
attaining the two top positions 
again this year; however, the more 
dubious fan seems to think that the 
appearance of a "darkhorse" is not 
unlikely.— No indication as to 
who this "darkhorse" will be, (ex- 
cept that it's initials are "K.A.".) 
For the remaining teams a lot will 
depend on the results of the event 
occurring October the 15th. I will 
attempt no predictions as to which 
teams will occupy the middle and 
lower rungs of the gridiron ladder, 
but a battle royal is shaping up 
and the scramble should be inter- 
esting enough to watch. 

The official intramural represen- 
tatives are are follows: Indpts. — 
Bob Waller, PiKA— Bob Jett, SAE— 
Don Harrison, Theta Chi— Bob York, 
KA— Ed Gilbreath, Lambda Chi — 
John Hutcheson, ATO, Pete Furio, 
and for the Religious students — Gas- 
ton Pollock. Bob Jett was elected 
senior manager for this year. 

All men interested in officiating 
for touch football please sign the 
list posted on the bulletin board in 
the Gym. 

A clock that isn't running is right 
twice a day. 

(House, from Page 2 > 

fireplace, open on two sides. The 
fire place will extend a story and 
a half before it will open into the 
roof. The right wing will serve as 
a snack bar and recreation room. 
There will be living accomodations 
for some of the members. Behind 
the house there will be a flag-stone 
terrace. The complete project has 
been estimated at $35,000. Architect 
Danry Taturo .has pr Q mised,comple- 

tion of the house in the spring quar- 

A diplomat is a man who tries to 
see how long he can talk without 
saying anything. 

Though college days 
Have their delights. 
They can't compare 
With college nights. 

Gamma Phi's 

By Harriett Higdon 

The volleyball tournament is wide 
open. It looks like it could be any- 
body's season, when the girls start 
fighting it out for the volleyball 
championship. It looks like the 
team to watch will be the AOPi's: 
with Mariiyn Butler, Merry Lynne 
Hayes, Connie Conway, and the 
freshman addition, Ann Yates; the 
Zeta's with center front Eleanor 
Hamilton and center center Makie 
Haslam. The KD's have the height, 
and the Pi Phi's have the poten- 
tialities (especially with 5 foot 10 
inch Mary Stowers). The Independ- 
ents have come back stronger than 
most of us expected (considering 
their loss of the Carroll twins). 

The girls who are back as ref- 
erees this year are Connie Conway, 
Eleanor Hamilton, Clara Lee Ham- 
mett, Makie Haslam, Shirley Hines, 
Myrt Green, Suzanna Davis, Evie 
Balch, and Marilyn Butler. 

On last Tuesday, the Gamma Phis 
defeated the KD's in the opening 
game by a score of 42-38. 

Dear Dad, Gue$$ what I ne«d 
mo$t of. Thaf$ right. $end it along. 
Be$t wi$he$. Your $on, Ru$$. 

In the days of the Old Testament 
it was miracle if an ass spoke. How 
times have changed. 

"When do the leaves begin to 

"The night before exams start." 

Willie sees some dynamite 
Cannot understand it quite 
Picks it up and with it plays 
It rains Willie for seven days. 


iqareffe ever to give you. 


The country's six leading cigarette brands were 
analyzed— chemically— and Chesterfield was found 


with smokers 

Copyrigh» 1953. boom & Mr. is TomCCO Co. 



Vol. XXI, No. 3 




After three tryout sessions in the 
Student Ac Auditorium, the college 
Theatre has completed casting the 
fourteen roles in "Arsenic and Old 
Lace." Mr. Stuart Mims, the di- 
rector of the play, announced the 
assignments at the close of the last 
reading on Monday afternoon. 

Mary Jean Parson is to be the 
technical director and Abe Fawal, 
who is the president of the theatre 
group, is to serve as stage manager. 

The following are the roles and 
their respective actors: Mortimer 
Brewster, Roger Clayton; Abby 
Brewster, A v a 1 o n a Yarbrough; 
Martha Brewster, Virginia Coving- 
ton: Elaine Harper. Kristen Gebel; 
Teddy Brewster, Al Perkins; 
Jonathan Brewster (the Boris Kar- 
loff role), Frank Marshall; Dr. 
Einstein, Don Davis; Dr. Harper, 
EaTl Gossett; Mr. Gibbs, Bob Whet- 
stone; Officer Klien, Jim Blackwell; 
Sgt. O'Hara, Gene Bishop; Officer 
Bragby, Bill Gandy; Lt. Rorney, 
Glenn Hewitt; and Mr. Witherspoon, 
Paul Cosby. 

The coveted roles of the two 
sweet but murderous Brewster sis- 
ters, Martha and Abby. are to be 
interpreted by Miss Covington and 
Miss Yarbrough. Frank Marshall 
will play the role associated with 
Boris Karloff, and the role of the 
"Nutty" Mortimer (he thinks he is 
Teddy Roosevelt) Brewster will be 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, October 16, 1953 


The Methodist Student Movement 
met Tuesday night to discuss plans 
for the coming year. The meeting 
began with a supper. After the 
supper the business meeting began 
with G. L. Story, president, presid- 

Betty Hamby, vice-president, re- 
ported that she was "vice-president 
in charge of suppers." Betty said 
that she had a group working on 
the suppers and that at each meet- 
ing supper would be served. The 
charge will be fifty cents for each 

Sarah Jo Whetlock was recognized 
as secretary for the present year. 
It was announced that a depudation 
team would go to McCoy Church 
(See MSM, Pa*e 2) 

B'ham Symphony 
Student Tickets 
Now Available 

Mrs. Sensabaugh announced 
yesterday that season tickets are 
now available for the present 
series of Birmingham Symphony 
Concerts. The first concert will 
be October 29. Tickets may be 
purchased from Mrs. Sensa- 
baugh. All interested in securing 
Student Tickets are urged to do 
so. The price for students will be 
$3.50 for the entire series of 
seven concerns. 

Council To ~ 
Sponsor Dance 

The Pan-Hellenic Council an- 
nounced yesterday that it is going 
to sponsor an all-campus dance — 
the first in Council history. The 
dance inaugurates a new feature 
of campus activity. It will be held 
the evening of December 5, a Sat- 
urday, from 8 to 12. It will be held 
in the gym. All sorority members 
and their dates will be honored. 

The Pan-Hellenic Council will 
meet today at 2 to discuss details 
of the dance. More information 
regarding the scheduled dance will 
be announced at a later date. 

P. E. Club 

To Meet 

The P.E. Club will meet next 
Wednesday to discuss the Sycop 
after the first basketball game this 
year. The meeting will be at 5 
o'clock in the Greensboro Room. 
Representatives from each frater- 
nity, sorority, and from the In- 
dependents are invited to attend. 

Mary Jack Snow is president of 
the P.E. Club. 


The "Miss Southern Accent 

contest has been scheduled for 
Thursday evening, October 29, 
and Saturday, October 31 in 
Stockham Woman's Building. 

Representatives of the organi- 
zations should be gotten to the 
Features Editor by Friday. Oc- 
tober 25. No candidates will be 
accepted after 5:00 p.m. Friday. 

Please elect your candidate as 
soon as possible. 

Frances Sensabaugh is Feature 


The seasonal get-together of the 
Faculty Club was held last night. 
The faculty members entertained at 
6:30 yesterday evening at a Bar- 
B-Que supper that was held semi- 
outdoors on the terrace of Hanson 
HaU. The new members of the 
>aculty were introduced The fac- 
ulty joined in group singing. Mrs. 
McWilliams, Mrs. Tower and Mrs. 
Sensabaugh were in charge of the 
Bar-B-Que festivities. The dinner 
was an informal gathering. 


Go To Polls Now! 

The Freshman Class held elections Wednesday. All offices 
will be filled today by a special run-off voting scheduled for this 
mornin- between 8 and 11:30 in front of Munger. For President 
there is a run-off between Tom Hess (who got 21 votes Tuesday) 
and Don McNeil, with 38. For Vice-President, there is a run-off 
between Gene Davenport, 36, and Bob Porter, 34. For the office 
of Secretary-Treasurer, a run off between Delynn Armstrong, 27. 
and Susan O'Steen, 46, is taking place. 

A total of 120 ballots were cast Tuesday. One was disqualified 
because of improper marking. 



Mrs. Hughes 
Tells Of 
Recent Tour 

Freshmen now laboring over "In- 
troduction to the Library" problems 
may wonder whether such things 
happen to students anywhere else. 
The answer, according to Mrs. Mar- 
garet Hughes, is emphatically yes. 

Mrs. Hughes, Director of 'South- 
ern's library, took time off from her 
recent tour of scenic and historic 
New England to visit eight out- 
standing college libraries in that 
region. What she found, among 
other things, is that the institution 
of library orientation is practically 

Students at Harvard, Williams, 
and Amherst tour the library as 
freshmen, and then receive further 
instruction in the use of the library 
when they are juniors. The same 
process occurs at Dartmouth, which, 
according to Mrs. Hughes, boasts 
one of the most beautiful library 
buildings and perhaps the richest 
book collection of the schools she 
visited. Dartmouth, she found also 
served as the model for the library 
building of Colby, which centers 
all activity around the library on 
its new hill campus. Incidentally, 
such new buildings are rare in New 
England, most libraries dating back 
to the late 20 s. 

In general. Mrs. Hughes observed, 
the New England libraries have very 
few services not offered here. 
Smith, in fact, lacks one which 
•Southern has— the sending of postal 
reminders of overdue books. Smith 
girls must meet the deadline on 
their own responsibility or be fined. 

Advantages of some New England 
college libraries include browsing 
rooms, reserve book reading rooms, 
and individual faculty study space. 
Student carrells n ay be more num- 
erous than at 'Southern, music 
rooms more elaborate Ithe one at 
Lamont Library is unique in design, 
allowing each listener to dial any 
of four record players), and rare 
book rooms more beautifully ap- 
pointed. New England libraries 
function as ours in that honors 
classes meet there and that students 
are urged, with annual awards, to 
build their personal libraries. 
In the final analysis, students at 


Mrs. Margaret Hughes, Acting DI- 1 land schools. She found the Dart- 
rector of the Library, made an ex- 1 mouth Library the most beautiful 
tensive tour recently of New Eng- 1 visited. 

Library Gets New 
Books, Equipment 

Mrs. Peggy Hughes, Acting Di- 
, rector of the Library, announced 
yesterday that she has now in the 
Library a remarkable new piece 
of equipment, a Microcard Reader. 
Besides this new equipment, the li- 
brary has now on its shelves the 
following new books: Land and 
People in The Philippines, sub-titled 
Geographic Problems in Rural 
Economy, by J. E. Spencer; The 

All Freshmen are urged to go to the polls this 

front of Munger between 8 and 11:30. 


Uneducated by Ginzberg and 
Douglas W. Bray; The Primitive 
World and its Transformation by 
Robert Redfield; Farm Policies of 
the United States, 1790-1750 by Mur- 
ray R. Benedict; Sexual Behavior 
of the Human Female by Alfred 
Kinsey and his staff; Light on a 
Dark Horse, an autobiography by 
Kay Campbell; The World and the 
West by Arnold Toynbee; The Eli- 
zabethan Woman, a fine example of 
the bookmaker's art by Coorall 
Camden, printed by the Elsevier 
Press of Houston, N. Y. and London; 
The White Rose of Memphis, a 
novel by Col. William C. Falkner; 
Directing The Play, edited by Toby 
Cole and Helen Kriche Chinoy; and 
Daily Living in the Twelth Century 
(based on observations nf Alexan- 
der Neckane in London and Paris) 
by Urban Tigue Holmes. Jr. 

Mothers Honored 

The members of Pi Beta Phi are 
again looking forward to their an- 
nual dinner in honor of their 
pledges and their parents. It will 
be held in the reception room of 
the Stockham Women's Building on 
Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. 

Among the guests will be some 
of the faculty and the Pi Beta Phi 
Mothers Club, of which Mrs. Roy 
Wates is president. 

Toreadors Meet, 
Plan Awards 

The Toreador Club, honorary 
campus club for Business Adminis- 
tration students, welcomes the fol- 
lowing new members: Conrad La- 
mon, Jacob Lugcher, and Martel 
Brett. Plans are being made to 
establish an award to be presented 
each year to the best all-round stu- 
dent in the fields of economics and 
accounting. Miss Myrtle Veazy is 
chairman of the awards committee. 
In addition to their regular 10 
o'clock meeting, they plan to have 
supper meetings once a month with 
an outstanding business man as 
guest speaker. 


Page 2 


(MSM, from Page 1) 

in November and put on a pro- 
gram for the W.S.C'.S. The people 
on their deputation team are Caro- 
lyn Cox, G. L. Story, Betty Hamby, 
and Mike Murphree. 

Betty Story, World Christian 
Community Chairman, told about 
the Fellow American Plan whereby 
we give aid to schools in other 
countries, aViO.' also in uTis country 
She stressed the importance of each 
member making a pledge to carry 
out the purposes of the M.S.M. 

Ruth Smith and Carolyn Cox 
were introduced as Co-Chairmen of 
the Program Committee. Carolyn 
gave a talk on the proposed plans 
for programs for the coming year 
A series of discussions on the topic 
of How Can We Better Ourselves 
as Christians, has been planned with 
Paul Hardin leading off and Alfred 
O. Cannon also speaking. A Com- 
munion Service for Thanksgiving 
has been planned and also a play 
later in the year. 

Charles Walker, Publications 
Chairman, told about the M.S.M. 
magazine. Motive, and told the 
group that each person pledging 
at least five dollars for the year 
would receive a subscription to 
Motive for a year. Charles stressed 
the point that M.S.M. is the Meth- 
odist Church on the campus and 
that each Methodist on the campus 
should give it his support as he 
would his home church. 

Charles Howard announced that 
Nels Ferrer has been secured as the 
speaker for Religious Emphasis 

The person elected as treasurer 
did not return to school this quar- 
ter, so an election was held for 
this position. Dick Anderson was 
elected to this office. 

G. L. Story announced that a 
quadrenien would be held at Law- 
erence, Kansas, Dec. 28, through 
Jan. 2. All people who wish to go 
are asked to give their names to 
Sarah Jo Whetlock. The main topic 
for the conference will be "Christ's 
Transforming Culture." 

Dr. Weaver is the faculty advisor 
to M.S.M. 



tee mi & 


To The Editor 

Would you like s. me music in the 
bookstore? I would. Up until last 
year, the bookstore was equipped 
with a jukebox that was supplied 
with the latest tunes. Then for 
some reason, it was removed. It 
couldn't have been because it was 
not taking in the money. Students 
poured nickels and dimes in the 
machine practically every period. 
It is my belief that every student 
should take time out from his 
studies to relax and the bookstore 
seems to be a logical place. 

Therefore, I see no reason why 
the student body of Birmingham- 
Southern shouldn't be allowed to 
have some music in their off peri- 
ods. Maybe the folks at the dorm 
have all the music they want, but 
what about the day student? 

It just seems to me that a jukebox 
would certainly add a lot to the 
campus and eliminate that deadness 
that hits the bookstore about four 
o'clock in the afternoon. How about 
it students— and faculty? Some- 
where there's music . . . why not 
here on the Hilltop? 

Yours truly, 

A Weekly Reader 

(Library, from Page 1) 

Southern are found to enjoy the 
same type of facilities as those at 
New England institutions, and have 
the opportunity to become even 
better acquainted with certain li- 
brary techniques such as the use of 
micro-reproductions, because of the 
reading equipment and acquisition 
policy of our library. 

Students Urged 

Application for the November 
19, 195?. and the April 22, 1954 ad- 
ministrations of the College Qualifi- 
cation Test are now available at 
Selective Service System local 
boards throughout the country. 

Eligible students who intend to 
take this test on either date should 
apply at once to the nearest Selec- 
tive Service local board for an ap- 
plication and a bulletin of informa- 
tion. * 

Following instructions in the bul- 
letin, the student should fill out his 
application and mail it immediately 
in the envelope provided to SE- 
TION SECTION, Educational Test- 
ing Service, P. O. Box 586, Prince- 
ton, New Jersey. Applications for 
the November 19 test must be post- 
marked no later than midnight, 

November 2, 1953. 

According to Educational Testing 
Service, which prepares and admin- 
isters the College Qualification Test 
for the Selective Service System, it 
will be greatly to the student's ad- 
vantage to file his application at 
once, regardless of the testing date 
he selects. The results will be re- 
ported to the student's Selective 
Service local board of jurisdiction 
for use in considering his defer- 
ment as a student. 


Gerry Palfery 





Ptssociated GoOefciate Press 

La Swanson Gives 
Tips To "Shorties" 

By Mary Jean Parson 

A tiny whirlwind of energy, 
enthusiasm, and personadity paused 
breifly in her mad circus of suc- 
cess, to philosophise. Gloria Swan- 
son, glamorous stage, screen, and 
television star, and fashion design- 
er, has a definite theory which 
she patterns her life after. 

When asked, "What is your 
secret of youth?" she answered, 
"My dreams have kept me alive. 
They are what make life worth 
living. To have success and fame, 
one must give up many things. 
But if the goal is what you want, 
then the sacrifice is worth it. 

"I try to make the most out of 
every minute. I never do anything 
half way. I'm a hard worker. I like 
to get things done, and done well. 
P don't think people take care of 
their bodies as they should either. 
They are more concerned with 
what they put outside it than what 
the put inside it. The body is a 
wonderfull machine and should not 
be treated like a garbage dispoal. 
I think the mind deserves some 
care too. If, every night when you 
go to bed and put all the bad and 
evil thoughts of the day into it, 
you would feel much better in 
the morning." 

(See Swanson, Page S) 



From the evidence as presented 
in the recent movie Salome, it 
seems we had the gal all wrong. 
According to Columbia Pictures, 
she was a darn nice girl; but she 
was betrayed by her evil mother. 
Rita Hayworth (Salome) really 
would not want anybody's prophet 
killed, particularly not Stewart 
Granger's. Actually, Granger was 
successful in converting her, in the 
easiest and vaguest conversion of 
all time, to the The Law or Human- 
ity, or something. She danced the 
famous strip in order to save John 
the Baptist, and she was all astir 
when they brought out the poor 
guy's head. She was strictly hurt 
like nobody's business-but nobody's. 

Such an improvement as this on 
a Bibical character is next to noth- 
ing to the improvements Holly- 
wood has been making on the Bible 
for years. Hollywood's own peculiar 
brand of Biblican interpretation has 
given us but recently such screen- 
epics as "David and Bathsheba," 
"Quo Vadis," and "Samson and 
Delilah." This has not been deemed 
sufficient — the movie moguls seem 
to feel we need still more of their 
"spiritual food." According to a re- 
cent report in the New York Times, 
we are to be treated this year to no 
fewer than twelve of these "breath- 
lessly, inspiring creations." They 
will include "The Robe" (now play- 
ing at a local house); "The Prod- 
igal," starring Ava Gardner, and 
'The Story of Mary Magdalene," in 
which Rita Hayworth will once 
again demonstrate her piety (after 
first completing the leading role in 
"Sadie Thompson). Not only are 
these in store for us. but the famous 
Cecil B. DeMille has decided to 
preifervere in his "good works" and 
remake his "The Ten Command- 
ments'—while our Ambassador to 
Italy, Mrs. Luce, has recently com- 
pleted a screenplay for "Pilate's 
Wife." All in all, it will be a big 
year. ^ 

"Salome" represents this genre in 
something like its worst form; it 
has sex, crowds, noise, color, 
pseudo-thrills, big names, religious 
sentimentality, and, for its back- 
bone, a colossally inane plot. The 
picture world not even be worth 
mention were it not that there are 
so many such pictures and they 
cost so much and so many people 
go to see them and thev are so very 

Graduate Courses 
Offered Again 

Graduate courses are being offer- 
ed this year for the first time since 
1938. There are courses in history 
under Mr. Parks, English under 
Mr. McWilliams, Biology under Mr 
Blair, and 2 courses in Chemistry. 

These courses were established 
primarily as a service to the com- 
munity. It enables many teachers 
to complete their education and to 
get ne-v ideas. Further, employees 
of the Southern Research Institute 
can continue studying along their 
field of work. 

AH of the classes are held at 
night. They are an hour and a 
half long. Each class meets twice 
a week. 

Plans have been made to expand 
next summer. These courses are 
limited to the above fields because 
there must be 3 people in each 
department who teach the subject 

Friday, October 16, 1953 

These films are not bad in any 
ordinary way— that is just the point 
(and the danger)— they are bad in 
a super-colossal way that is Holly, 
wood's own. These Biblical spec- 
tacles sometimes represent an im- 
pressive and sometimes outstand- 
ing array of technical skill and 
creative ingenuity. But all this sec- 
ondary excellence is expended on a 
picture whose highest cultural and 
spiritual moment is a series of shots 
of Rita Hayworth rolling around 
rather awkwardly on somebody's 
Persian rug. 

The formula is always the same: 
sex and religion (the religion some- 
how gi' ing sanction to the sex and 
the sex making the religion more 
palatable). But in these films the 
eclectic character of the religion 
really outdoes the sex. John the 
Baptist is made to speak a strange 
mixture of some Biblical phrases, 
script-writer's psuedo-Biblicanisms. 
and some out-and-out modern sen- 
timents (as when he speaks of a 
future time "when humanity shall 
prevail.") For John the Baptist to 
speak such things is more than 
mere anachronism. It's clear evi- 
dence of the reason why these so- 
called Biblical epics are really most 
un-Biblical: they fail to acknowl- 
edge the true significance of the 
Bible, namely, that this significance 
lies in its interpretation of life and 
not in its myriads of details. The 
plots are nothing but modern 
"pulp" stuff. The 
Biblical ideas do 

The message they preach is thac 
the real world is really that world 
of color, noise, thrills (and now 
size) of which the film itself is 
composed. These movies are no 
more than the "monster and beast" 
pictures, in which everything is 
conducted on a st-ictly literal, 
"gimmicked" and materialistic way. 
God is made a kind of master 
magician— the miracles he performs 
being drawn from his tall book of 
tricks (The Bible). 

That Hollywood can turn out 
some films of acute sensitivity and 
depth has been demonstrated. That 
its "religious" pictures do not num- 
ber among them is as much the 
fault of the public as it is that of 
Hollywood. The multitudes who 
still hold on to the literal historical 
truth of every work of the Bible 
(as most children are taught to do) 
and the many who consider religion » 
to be just current popular senti- 
ments can both find their "re- 
ligions" reflected in these films. 

These screen epics are directed at 
the crudest part of American re- 
ligiosity, a part which is, unfort- 
unately, of considerable size. 

The most pertinent remark yet 
made on Salome was voiced by a 
"mixed up little kid" at a movie 
palace in New York City who, 
when John the Baptist's head was 
brought in on a platter, his glassy 
eyes staring up at the ceiling, etc., 
yelled out (to everyone's hilarious 
approval): "Dig That Craxy Des- 

New Book Helps 
Clarify Economics 

URBANA, 111.— (IP)— A new idea 
to help college students understand 
complex writings on economic 
policy has been devised by two 
University of Illinois economists 
and put to work in a new book 
designed to be used in conjunction 
with standard texts in economics. 

"Economic Policy: Readings in 
Political Economy" edited by Wil- 
liam D. Grampp and Emanuel T. 
Weiler of the University's eco- 
nomics faculty is organized to be 
of maximum assistance to the stu- 
dent. Its plan may well be adopted 
in other fields where the best 
thinking is not always expressed 
in the simplest language. 

Grampp and Weiler have selected 
readings dealing with four major 
(See Book, Page S) 

Friday, October 16, 1953 


(Swanson, from Page 2) 

On these four factors she has 
built her life. And what a life! At 
54 she can still tire people half 
her age, has achieved the heights 
in the entertainment world, and 
is now making a name for herself 
in the world of fashion. 

The clothes she designs are 6i»- 
played at Loveman's, and prove 
the point that she has always tried 
to make: Style has no age. Basic 
flattering lines may be worn by all 
ages. She says style is wearing 
clothes that enhance your good 
points and cover up your bad ones. 

Then she went into detail about 
how to improve yourself fashion- 
wise. She said the length of the 
skirt should be becoming to the 
wearer— in spite of wh'ift" Mr. Dior 
says. If the ankles are thin, the 
skirt should be a little short to 
show some calf and keep the person 
from looking bow legged. And 
visa-versa if the legs are chubby. 

Every outfit should have a focal 
point (usually the face and eyes.) 

'Hie wearer should be careful not 
ta defeat her purpose by wearing 
accessohies which detract from the 
focal point, causing a jumbled, 
hodge-podge of wearing apparel' 
Everything should blend into one 
continuous line of flatterng in- 

i Since she is only 5" 1" tall, Miss 
•ifwarison is particularly interested 
in increasing her height. This may 
be done by wearing the skirts a 
little longer in back than in front. 
A pencil slim skirt will usually 
slenderize and add height to the 
wearer. Another trick she uses is 
to copy nature, that is, wear her 
belts at nature's waistline, rather 
than where some dressmakers 
would put them. She puts the front 
of her belt where she bends in 
front, and the back slightly lc -»r 
down, thus adding a few inches. 

She says that the older one 
gets, the shorter the neck becomes. 
Therefore shoulder pads should be 
worn out on the shoulder to add 
width, or should be eliminated al- 

together, otherwise the person 
looks like a turtle. 

She encourages American wo- 
men to take these tips to improve 
themselves and their fashions in 
the months to come. 



Excellent Advertising 
Man Needed for HTN 
See Gerry Palf ery 


I don't know. I thought It was 


(Book, from Page 3) 

problems of our time— stability, the 
control of monopoly power, distri- 
bution of income, and international 
economic relations. To the quoted 
material, taken from books written 
"by economists for economists," 
from professional journals, public 
documents, and other writings, they 
have added a significant amount of 
original material of their own, un- 
usual in most compilations of read- 

What the two editors have con- 
tributed to the volume actually 
comprises about half the book. For 
each of the four sections they have 
written a statement of the facts of 
the problem, and each reading is 
preceded by a synopsis of its con- 
tents. At the end of aech section, 
the major ideas of the various 
authors are restated, the basis of 
their disagreement explained, and 
the several solutions evaluated. Ob- 
jective of the two editors according 
to their preface was to put the 
ideas of economic policy before the 
student •''neither beclouded by 
avoidable obscurity nor diluated by 


Why tantalize yourself with the 
amount of caffeine in your present 
brand of coffee? Drink ELECTRO, 
the only coffee that is guaranteed to 
be 99% caffeine. 

by Collin Casey 

With the frats in the midst of 
rushing, and sox-orities busy with 
pledge class activities, this has been 
a busy week for Greeks. 

The Zetas will initiate Marilyn 
Mandy of North Texas State College 
into Alpha Nu Chapter next Wed- 
nesday. New pledge class officers 
are: President, Mary Pylant; vice- 
president, Annette Thorton; secre- 
tary, Jenny Sue Trimble; and treas 
urer, Louise Carver. The annual 
Founder's Day banquet and program 
was held in Stockham last Tuesday 
night at 6:30. Mary Ann Englebert 
entertained the entire chapter at 
her home last Sunday night for sup- 
per. Three Zetas wish to have it 
formally announced (if a little late) 
that they are pinned: Eleanor 
Hamilton to Alan Dimick, SAE; 
Mitchie Mitchell to George Howell, 
Kappa Sig at Auburn; Mary Ann 
Hasiam to Dave Buttram, PKA 

SAE entertained rushees with a 
supper party, complete with bar 
becued chicken, at the home of 
David Anguin in Vestavia Drive. 

Pi Phi's had a big birthday cele- 
bration in their room last Wednes- 
day night. The party was to cele- 
brate the chapter's 20th anniver- 
sary on the Hilltop. Pledge class 
officers include: President, Jane 
Mooty; vice-president, Claire Pal- 
mer; Secretary, Shirley Guy; and 
Treasurer, Mary Betty Feed. 
Frances Copeland has been recently 
pinned to Max Bailey. Delta Tau 
Delta at the University. 

ATO's are proud as can be of their 
newly-decorated rooms. The work 
was done between quarters, with 
finishing touches of art work added 
by Jim Gray. The Maltese Cross- 
men entertained last Monday with 
a hamburger dinner for rushees 
and their dates. 

The Theta U pledge banquet was 
held last Sunday night in the Bam- 
boo Room at Brittlings. Following 

dinner the group attended Church. 
The past summer brought dia- 
monds to two members. Jane 
Thomas is engaged to Charles Walk- 
er and Colleen Casey to Paul Mc- 
Ginty. Pledge class officers are: 
President, Harriett Houston; vice- 
president, Freida Lehman; secre- 
tary, Teresa Bruno; treasurer, Col- 
ette Papp; and chaplain, Jane 

AOPi Pledge officers are: Presi- 
dent, Ann Yates; secretary, Zachie 
Daughty; treasurer, Charlene Brash- 
er. Congratulations to Faye Woody 
who is engaged to Gene McBrayer, 
Kappa Sig at Vanderbilt, and to Ann 
Barr who is wearing a ring from 
Bill Friday. On Monday night a 
joint meeting was held with the 
Mother's club in Stockham Build- 

The Lambda Chi's have been feed- 
ing freshmen and other students at 
delicious luncheon banquets on Fri- 
days at 11:30 and 12:30. The boys at 
the Lambda Chi house are still quite 
excited about the great fun they had 
at their Monte Carlo party. The 
Tipsy-Tea Toddlers, (Walter Green 
and Jimmy Blackwell) were a big 
success. Earl Gossett's magic-enter- 
tainment met with tremendous ap- 

Four brothers of Delta Sigma Phi 
have just returned from the Nation- 



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Lambda Chis, 
Start Season 

By John Hutcheson 

The intramural council met Mon- 
day with Bob Jett presiding, The 
fraternities and groups represented 
were: the PiKAs, ATOs, KAs, 
Lambda Chis, Religious students, 
and the Independents. Billy Hauer 
was elected to the position of Foot- 
ball manager for the 1953 season. 

A schedule of games was set up 
through Tuesday, the 20th of Oc- 

The season opened yesterday with 
the Lambda Chis and the Inde- 
pendents leading off. The Pikes 
meet the Theta Chis this afternoon 
at four o'clock, and Monday the 
KAs will attempt to dethrone the 
Religious students who were last 
year s ' Champs." Tuesday the SAEs 
open their season against the high- 
ly rated ATOs. 

All games thus far have been 
scheduled for four o'clock; however, 
the Council will attempt to get in 
a few early games in order to end 
the season in the alloted time. These 
early games will commence at two 
thirty in the afternoon and will 
be followed by the regularly sched- 
uled four o'clock games. 

The Horseshoe tournament is the 
next feature of the Fall intramural 
program, and entries must be no 
later than Monday, the 19th of Oc- 
tober. The competition will begin 
October the 26th. 




and Supplies 

Birmingham, Ala. 

(Olympus, from Page I) 

al Convention in Denver. The Delta 
Sigs are now under the leadership 
of their new president. Bill Wallace. 

The Gamma Phi Beta pledge class 
officers are : President, Barbara 
Hicks; vice-president, Brenda 
Weeks; secretary, Helen Starnes; 
treasurer, Joyce Simmons. The 
Gamma Phis are planning a weiner 
roast for Saturday night. It will 
be a date party. 

Fay Woody has lost her AOPi so- 
rority pin somewhere on the cam- 
pus. Anyone finding it please give 
it to one of the AOPi's. 


Students who are interested in 
playing touch football with the 
Independents in the Intramural 
League, please contact one of the 
following Independent players: 
Tom Stevens, Robert Walker, 
Benton Baker, Buddy Reese. 

(From Column 1. this Page) 

their prowess as they toppled he 
Gamma Phi's 56-16. Leading the 
Independents were Anna Lois Cecil 

Friday, Octo ber 16, 1953 

Helen Hallman, and Gwen Adams. 

The first round of the tenis 
doubles tournament ended last 
Wednesday. The second round will 
close on October 20. 



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"Oh, what a funny looking cow," 
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any horns?" 

"There are many reasons why a 
cow doesn't have horns," replied the 
farmer. "Some do not have them 
until late in life. Others are de- 
formed, while still other breeds are 
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Girls' Sports— 

Theta U's Nip 
Pi Phis 38-32 

by Connie Conway 

Any of the girls' volleyball teams 
are capable ot scoring a victory. 
That's one thing the first two weeks 
of the season have shown. Most of 
the games are going to be close all 
the way. 

Two upsets weie scored in the 
first week of play. The Gamma 
Phi's, lead by Ellyn Etchison and 
Myrtice Ann Greene, nipped the 
KD's 49-38. Barbara Folks, fresh 
man, played an outstanding game. 

The second upset came as the 
Theta U's topped the Pi Phi's 38-32. 
Evie Balch led the Theta U's to 
victory, while Shirley Hines led the 
Pi Phi team. 

Rated as a toss-up, the AOPi- 
Zeta game was closer than the 
score (38-30) indicated. Not until 
the last few minutes of the game 
did the AOPi team pull out in front 
to keep the lead. Making their 
bids for the All-Star team with some 
fine playing were AOPi's Merry 
Lynn Hayes, Marilyn Butler, Ann 
Yates, and Mary Jacq Snow, and 
Zeta's Eleanor Hamilton and Makie 

The Independent team showed 
(See Column 4 this Page) 

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Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, October 23, 1953 


ne Near 

After being unanimously re- 
elected at last week's Executive 
Council meeting, Bill Hauer once 
more will assume the role this year 
of Mayor of Dogpatch. His official 
proclamation is that Sadie Haw- 
kin's Day is set for November 6. 

Lynn Crouch, chairman of the 
Sadie Hawkin's Day Committee, 
has appointed the following sub- 
committees: publicity, Russell Lu- 
quire, Betty Hamby, Peggy Massey. 
Ellen Etchison and Dave Buttram; 
decorations, Marilyn Brittain, Dave 
Buttram and Gerald Lambert; 
floats, Virginia Covington, Peggy 
Massey and Elmer O'Brien; dance, 
Eleanor Hamilton, Russell Luquire 
and Elmer O'Brien; program, Ger- 
ald Lambert, Marilyn Brittain and 

Inds. Get Seven 
New Members 

Seven new members have joined 
the Independent Women so far this 
quarter. Initiation will be Novem- 
ber ft, The new members will be 
entertained at a spend-the-night 
party, Oct. 23 at the home of Mary 

The new members are: Sandy 
Gutridge, Bonny Smith, Carole 
Hubbard, Ruth Harkins, Loretta 
Jones, Barbara Eskew, and Ann 

Entre Amigos 
Plan Activities 

Entre Amigos Club, for Spanish 
students, has gotten off to a busy 
start with lots of fresh plans for 
the coming year. At the first meet- 
ing, new officers were elected. 
Ellen Bryant is president; Jane 
Thomas, vice-president; and Pat 
Burke, secretary-treasurer. Jane is 
in charge of planning the programs. 

As an extra feature, tea, coffee, 
and cookies will be served at each 
meeting. Dates of meetings will be 
announced in the paper, and all 
Spanish students are cordially in- 

PSC freshman elect— Viewing the long climb to the top are the newly elected class officers at Birming- 
ham-Southern. Elected in a special run-off Friday, Oct. 16, left to right, are Bob Porter, vice-president; 
Don McNeal, president; Susan O'Steen, secretary-treasurer. 


Runoff Decides Posts 

Theatre Committees 
Meet, Discuss Plans 

The College Theatre's Committee 
on the Constitution met recently in 
Dr. Abernethy's office with Dr. 
Abernethy and Abe Fawal, presid- 
ing. The Committee drafted a con- 
stitution which will be voted on at 
the next regular meeting of the 
College Theatre. 

The temporary Awards Commit- 
tee also met. Its suggestions will 
have to be voted on at the next 
regular College Theatre meeting. 

Recognize This Guy' 


After a special runoff last Fri- 
day morning. October 16. members 
o f the Freshman Class elected Don 
McNeal as class president. Bob Por- 
ter is in as Veep. The dual office 
of Secretary-Treasurer is held by 
Susan O'Stepn. 

There were 108 ballots cast last 
Friday. One was disqualified be- 
cause ot improper marking. 

The run-off returns are as fol- 
lows: for the presidency, a contest 
between winner Don McNeal with 
73 votes and Tom Hess with 33. At 
the polls last Wednesday, Tom Hess 
received 21 votes to McNeal's 38. 
For the Vice-Presidency, Porter 
won with 61 votes against the 45 
votes cast for his opponent, Gene 
Davenport. At the Wednesday vot- 
ing Porter received 34 votes and 
Davenport 36. For the office of Sec- 
retary-Treasurer, Susan O'Steen 
won the run-off with 62 votes to 44 
cast for Delwyn Armstrong. 

Those who were voted on last 
Wednesday, determining the run-off 
necessity for all three officers, are: 
for President, Tom Hess, Mike 
Murphree, Don McNeal, Margaret 
Richards, Jack Shelton and Robert 
Thornton; for office of Veep, Gene 
Davenport, Berma Jarrard, Bob 
Porter, Robert Potter and Annette 
Thornton; for Secretary-Treasurer, 
Delynn Armstrong. Katie Clark. 
John Fadely and Susan O'Steen. 

There were 120 ballots cast at the 
Wednesday election, 18 more than 
the number cast at the special run- 
off election on Friday 

Misses Wiley. Peggy Massey, and 
Marilyn Brittain and Walter Greene 
were in charge of counting the re- 

Pan -Hellenic 
Council Dance 
Plans Organized 

The Pan-Hellenic Council, in a 
meeting last Friday, drew up tenta- 
tive plans for its formal dance De- 
cember 5. 

The dance will be held in the 
Gymnasium from 8 to 12, and music 
will be furnished by the Auburn 
Knights. There will be a leadout 
featuring the presidents, vice-presi- 
dents, and Pan-Hellenic representa- 
tives of each of the six sororities. 
(See Dance, p. 3) 



The closed rush season for the 
seven Birmingham-Southern Col- 
lege fraternities ended officially at 
noon, Thursday, October 15. The 
fraternities pledged a high total ot 
67 men. The following is the list 
of the fraternities and their new 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

James Allen 
Danny Boone 
Charles Brown 
Chuck Captain 
Ed Harris 
Denson Hinton 
Bob Howe 
Joe Legg 
Richard McClung 
Bob Porter 
Bob Potter 
Kyle Sterling 

Alpha Tan Omega 

Barry Anderson 
Dick Anderson 
Richard Branscomb 
Frank Dawson 
Johnny Joe Estes 
John Fadely 
Don Gage 
Charles Graffeo 
Kenneth Lile 
Grady Looney 
Don McNeal 
Martin Smith 

Lambda Chi Alpha 

George Allen 
Roy Bates 
Bert Batson 
Gene Bishop 
Roy Burnette 
Willis Cunningham 
Rodney Griffin 
Glenn Hewett 
Andrew Pickerell 
Gary Seale 
James Upchurch , 

Pi Kappa Alpha 

Howard Carle Jr. 
Ben Chastain 
Jack Flippo 
Wir.ingham Graben 
Roland Lee 
Fred Lovelace 
Scott Meade 
Clarence John Patillo 
Michael John Polny 
John Satterfield 
Kenneth Yates 
Glenn Youngblood 

Kappa Alpha 

Donald Ballenger 
Johnny Biddle 
Charles Hosier 
Ricky McBride 
James Pirie 
Bill Rosser 
Robert Thornton 
Bill Watkins 
Charles Elliott 

Theta Chi 

James Bedsole 
William Gipson 
Roland Jaggers 
Bill Moore 
Billy Sparkman 
Wesley Walker 

Delta Sigma Phi 

Louis Herzberg 
John Hook 
Lewis Lott 
Ronnie Nelson 
John Perusini 



YWCA Elects 

Mary Jacq Snow, YWCA presi- 
dent here at Southern, announced 
this week ten freshman commis- 
sioners to this organization elected 
at Stockham Building on Monday. 

The new girls taking posts are 

(See YWCA, p S) 




Friday, October 23, 1953 

U. N. Day 

By Barbara Dawson 

Tomorrow. Saturday, October 24, 
is United Nations Day. 

The U. N. will be eight years old. 
The Library is celebrating the event 
by currently displaying material on 
its eight years of achievements. 
Now is the time to learn, from the 
pamphlets on display, the facts and 
fallacies of the U. N., what UNESCO 
is, what it has done, and how it 
works. The Library also r as a list- 
ing of publications put out by the 
specialized agencies in this large 
organization, including free mate- 

The principles of the United Na- 
tions are sound. They chart the 
only course to a free and peaceful 
world and an international moral 
order in our time. In international 
affairs, as in personal affairs, it is 
important that one have some faith, 
that one have an anchor in faith, 
and the United Nations in inter- 
national affairs is just that. National 
self-interest and collective interest 
become broadly identical in the 
United Nations. As Americans, de- 
voted and loyal to our country, we 
endorse the United Nations if only 
because the international objectives 
it pursues serve well, very well in- 
deed, the interests of our country 
and of all its fellow countrymen. 

Ann Ties Lobster To 
Line — Hooks Husband 


To The Editor 

Dear Mr. Editor. 

When I entered Southern three 
quarters ago, I received an invita- 
tion to join the Westminster Fellow- 
ship of Presbyterians. Since that 
time I have been trying to find out 
if it is still in existence or if it has 
been disbanded. According to the 
office there are still some Presby- 
terians on the campus and if so I 
would like to join them. I will look 
for their answer in the columns of 
this newspaper. 


A Presbyterian 

"Operation Dry" 

Arizona State College is cam- 
paigning against drinking at foot- 
ball games, and first indications 
show considerable progress. 

Only 22 bottles were found at 
the stadium after the opening 
game, and only eight of these were 
in the student section. Previously 
•garbage barrels full" had been 
left behind. 

Do clever men make good hus- 
bands? Clever men don't become 


By Colleen Casey 

Formal pledging for over sixty 
new frat men and pledge parties 
for girls have pretty well filled the 
bill for Greeks this week. . 

SAEs held pledge services for 
eleven last Monday night. The Men 
of Minerva are going to the Univer- 
sity tomorrow for the game, and to 
a party afterward at the new house. 
Last Friday, the brothers were 
guests at a party preceding the 
Alabama-Tennessee game, and Sat- 
urday night were entertained at 
Fred Johnson's. Keeping in the 
party spirit, the chapter is planning 
a big event for Halloween. 

Zeto pledges entertained those of 
the other groups with a coke party 
on October 22. The party was in 
Stockham, and the program was 
furnished by Jane Sirles, who sang. 
Plenty of guests and goblins are 
expected to be on tap October 30 
when the pledges fete actives and 
their dates. 

The Pikes are having the ground 
breaking ceremony for their new 
house today. Plans are under way 
for Sadie Hawkins Day, and for 
the Garnet and Gold Ball which 
comes up on November 14. 

The Lambda Chi's honored f! *ir 
new pledges with a house dance 
last Friday. On the following night 
the brothers helped President 
Walter Greene celebrate his birth- 

At pledge meeting on Tuesday the 
following were elected officers of 
the Lambda Chi pledge class: Glenn 
Hewett, president; Andrew Pick- 
erell, vice-president; Gary Seale, 
secretary; and Rodney Griffin, 
treasurer. In addition, two men 
were elected to serve as assistants 
to the Rush Chairman and Social 
Chairman. They were George Allen 
and Gene Bishop, respectively 

The usual "wet" treatment was 
administered to Frank Marshall and 
Ray Cantrell last Monday evening. 
They are pinned to Jean Clark and 
Jackie Dempsey, respectively. 

The men at the Lambda Chi 
house have chosen Louise Carver 
as their Miss Southern Accent rep- 

Theta U alums will give their an- 
nual Halloween party for actives, 
pledges, and dates on October 30. It 
will be held at Avondale Villa, and 
the evening will feature square 
dancing and a wiener roast. The 
chapter is looking forward to a visit 
next week from the Washington 
Alum president. 

ATO had formal pledging for 12 
men last Tuesday. Tommy Ogle- 
tree is pledge master. The Maltese 
Crossmen were guests last Friday 
at a party given by the Alabama 
chapter. Saturday night members 
and dates gathered for a dance in 
the room. Joyce Spradley has been 
chosen ATO Southern Accent rep- 

The Kappa Deltas' began the new 
school year right, by pledging nine 
girls. They are Evelyn Brown, Mo- 
bile; Mary Emily Burnam, Decatur; 
Elizabeth Cox, Lineville; Barbara 
Folks, Sylacauga; Margaret Frost. 
Florence; Patricia Newman, Athens: 
Dorothy Jean Norris, Florence: 
Sally Saxon. Sylacauga: Patricia 
Shinn, Sylacauga. 

^At the first meeting, the pledge 
class chose Patricia Shinn as pres- 
ident. Patrician Newman as vice- 
president. Sally Saxon as secretary, 
and Barbara Folks as treasurer. 

The 56th anniversary of the 
founding of Kappa Delta Sorority 
will be celebrated on Friday, Octo- 
ber 23 by 82 college chapters and 
235 chartered alumnus associations 
of the sorority. Two living found- 
ers. Mrs. Arthur March White of 
Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. James 
Southall Wilson, of Charlottesville, 
Va., will be remembered by Kappa 
Deltas all over the United States. 

Alpha I psilon chapter of Kappa 
Delta will honor the day with a 
banquet for the active members, 
their mothers, and the alumnae at 
the Birmingham Country Club. 

The DELTA SIGS are quite proud 
of their new pledges, who are un- 
der the supervision of their pledge 
trainer, Conrad Lamon. Brothers 
James Campbell and Rock Whet- 
stone this week got the usual treat- 
ment for men who pin. Plans for 
the football season, the Sadie 

By Frances Copeland 

One of the most controversial 
pieces of literature to come out of 
our century is the new novel Ann 
of the Azores by Carlson Strom- 
berg Known for years to the 
American public as an eminent 
fisherman of Maine lobster, Mr. 
Stromberg, at the age of 63, has 
turned author and has authored his 
first book. It is sure to be on a list 
of some kind this season. 

The most controversial thing 
about the book is the charael3,' of 
Ann. Whence is it deriven? Some 
think Ann represents Mr. Strom- 
berg's maiden aunt Gloria, who has 
influenced his lobster fishing to 
some extent. Others think she 
represents the author's daughter. 
A.t any rate, Ann is the epitome 
of American femininity— a jewel 
among pebbles. 

The plot is one of the most orig- 
inal and skilfully handled that we 
have seen in quite some time. It 
seems that while Ann and her 
father were lobster fishing off the 
coast of Maine, they were blown 
off course and wrecked on one of 
the islands of the Azores. It was 
here that Ann first saw Ferguson 
Cooper, her destined lover, lying 
asleep on his stomach in a rc wboat, 
a string and bent pin in his hand 
fishing for lobster. In her own coy 
way, Ann dived into the water, 
caught a lobster, and attached it to 
Ferguson's hook. Each day she did 
this, delighting in his look of child- 
like pleasure at discovering the 
lobster. Then one day, he was not 
asleep, and, spying Ann, (a giant 
lobster between her teeth) swim- 
ming toward him, he was immed- 
iately aware that at last he was 
in love. • 

The complicating influence ar- 
rives in the person of J. Addison 
Sturdley, a Maine lobster tycoon 
from Maine. He too is attracted to 
Ann's simple simplicity, and thus 
a triangle is formed. 

To relate more of the plot would 
spoil it. It is as fresh and new as a 
freshly caught Maine 
just as overpowering. 


Faculty house directors at South- 
ern Methodist University have 
vetoed a proposal to extend the 
Friday night campus curfew to 
1 a. m. The 1 a. m. extension was 
passed by the Associated Women 
Students, who maintained that 
women on campus favored the new 
ruling. However, the house direc- 
tors have the final say. 

The dean of women said the veto 
came about because the directors 
were "definitely of the opinion that 
the majority of women students 
• . . did not really want the 1 a. m. 
permission." The dean added that 
the directors have 24-hour jobs, 
and that it would be unfair to 
make them stay up until 1 a. m. 

Following the incident, the SMU 
Campus tok oa survey which 
showed 11 out of 12 women want- 
ing the extension. 

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Magazine Opens Contest 
For Guest Editorships 

MADEMOISELLE magazine is 
now accepting applications from un- 
dergraduate women for membership 
on its 1953-54 College Board. 

Contest offers college girls a chance 
at winning one of the twenty Guest 
Editorships— a month on the staff 
of MADEMOISELLE— or placing as 
one of the fifty runners-up. 

Those who are accepted on the 
College Board do three assignments 
during the college year. Assign- 
ments give College Board Members 
a chance to write features about life 
on their campus; to submit art 
work, fashion, feature, fiction, or 
promotion ideas for possible use in 
MADEMOISELLE; to develop their 
critical and creative talents; to dis- 
cover their own abilities and job in- 

College Board Members who come 
out among the top twenty on the as- 
signments win a MADEMOISELLE 
Guest Editorship and will be 
brought to New York next June to 
help write, edit and illustrate the 
August College issue. They will be 
paid a regular salary for their 
month's work, plus round-trip 
transportation to New York City. 


A coeducational dormitory which 
caused many eyebrows to be raised 
when it was built is celebrating its 
first anniversary at Bemidji (.Minn.) 
State Teachers College. And so far 
there have been no mishaps or 
moral violations. 

Its users— who are quartered un- 
der the same roof but in separate 
wings of the structure— are all in 
favor of the coeducational idea. 
They meet each other in a lobby 
between the wings. 

"It seems to establish a more 
wholesome point of view than if the 
boys and girls were chasing back 
and forth across campus." says one 

"Teaches us how to live with oth- 
er people and be tolerant," adds a 

And comments another male stu- 
dent: "We don't have foolishness 
hke panty raids. Mutual respect 
develops when we see the girls on 
everyday terms." 

Hawkins Day float and Mr. Hill- 
topper are now being made. 

The Gamma Phi Betas and their 
dates enjoyed a weiner roast at 
Lane Park last Saturday night. 
Doris Shelton was elected Treasur- 
er of Y.W.C.A. at their last meeting. 
The Gamma Phis are !ooking for- 
ward to having their Province Di- 
rector. Mrs. Russell Page, visit them 
in the near future. 

Alpha Onucron Pi is proud to an- 
nounce the pledging of Jean Branch 
and Sammie Sue Montieth. Plans 
are being made for the Mr. Hill- 
iopper program which is to be No- 
vember 21. 

Law School Test 
To Be Gi ven 

Princeton, N. J. ( September 18: 
The Law School Admission Test re- 
quired of applicants for admission 
to a number of leading American 
aw schools, will be given at more 

mLST? tne r mo g r hOUt ^ 
. C5 on l "e mornings of 

November 14. 1953, February 20 

i£ and August 7 - 1954 - Dui W 

t^tJ° m Ll m a eP Uca *ts took 

tms test, and their scores were sent 
to over 100 law schools. 

A candidate must make separate 
application for admission to «S 
aw school of his choice and should 

Z to A e « ch T whethe r H wishes 
him to take the Law School Admis- 
sion Test and when. Sine, many 
law schools select their 

While in. New York, each Guest 
Editor takes part in a full calendar 
of activities. She interviews a ce- 
lebrity in her chosen field, visits 
fashion workrooms, newspaper of- 
fices, stores and advertising agen- 
cies, besides working daily with the 
Editor to whom she is assigned. 
The twenty Guest Editors get help 
in finding positions in their special 
fields, and many join MADE- 
MOISELLE'S own staff. In addi- 
tion, the fifty runners-up in the 
College Board Contest are recom- 
mended to magazines, newspapers, 
book publishers, advertising agen- 
cies, stores, top employers in fash- 
ion and art. All seventy receive 
personal letters to use wljen apply- 
ing for jobs. 

November 30 is the deadline for 
applying for membership on 
the College Board. Applicants write 
a brief comment on MADE- 
MOISELLE'S August 1953 College 
issue. (If you can't find one, an 
October or November issue will do.) 
Successful candidates will be noti- 
fied of acceptance on the College 
Boara early in December; the first 
College Board assignment will ap- 
pear in MADEMOISELLE'S Janu- 
ary issue. 

For further information see the 
August, September, October or No- 
vember issues of MADEMOISELLE. 

A Star Is Stolen 

Officials at the University of 
Oregon are charging that a poten- 
tial athletic star was "kidnapped" 
from their campus by nearby Ore- 
gon State College. 

Bob Clark, a top football and 
basketball player in high school, 
had already picked up his regis- 
tration materials at the university 
when he left campus and enrolled 
at Oregon State. 

classes in the spring preceding their 
entrance, candidates for admission 
to next year's classes are advised 
ordinarily to take either the No- 
vember or the February test, if pos- 

The Law School Admission Test, 
prepared and administered by Edu- 
cational Testing Service, features 
objective questions measuring ver- 
bal aptitudes and reasoning ability 
rather than acquired information. 
It cannot be "crammed" for. Sample 
questions and information regard- 
ing registration for and adminis- 
tration of the test are given in a 
Bulletin of Information. 

Bulletins and applications for the 
test should be obtained four to six 
weeks in advance of the desired 
testing date from Law School Ad- 
mission Test, Educational Testing 
Service, P. O, Box 592, Princeton, 
N. J. Completed applications must 
be received at least ten days be- 
fore the desired testing date in or- 
der to allow ETS time to complete 
the necessary testing arrangements 
for each candidate. 

Last year more than 16,000 pre- 
law and graduate students were di- 
rected by their respective profes- 
sional schools of choice to take one 
of either this test or the graduate 
record examination in partial ful- 
fillment of admission 

Friday, October 23, 1953 


KDs Beat Pi Phis In 
A Close One 29-26 

By Harriett Hfgdon 

The KDs defeated the Phi Phis 
29 to 26 in one of the closest games 
of the season. Both teams showed 
improvement in teamwork. Hines, 
Stone and Stowers were the stars 
for the Arrow girls, and Folks and 
Neely were the KD stars. 

The /etas came througn last week 
and broke a five year jinx of los- 
ing to the Pi Phis. The final score 
was 49 to 35. Hamilton, Haslam and 
Gravlee played outstanding ball for 
the Zetas .and Shirley Hines and 
Bet Reed looked good for the Pi 

The AOPte defeated the Gamma 
Phis by a score of 35 to 13. Butler, 
Hayes and Yates starred for the Red 
and White, and Etchison and Dendy 

were the Gamma Phi standouts. 

In the Independent-Theta U game, 
Jane Harpole and Eloise Lemker 
(both of Atlanta, Ga.) were out- 
standing. For the Theta Us, Balch, 
Bates and Bruno pijyed good ball. 
May 26 has been set as a tentative 
date for the girls Intramural Ban- 
quet in the cafeteria. At this time 
the intra-mural awards for the year 
will be made. These will include 
the Team Trophies for volleyball, 
basketball, and softball; the ten 
high-point women; and the all-star 
team awards. 

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Friday, October 23, 1953 


ENTS 6-6 

The football sepson started off in 
fine style last Thursday with the 
Lambda Cbis battling the Independ- 
ents to a 6-6 tie. In the first half 
neither team was able to score and 
it appeared to be a fairly even con- 
test; however, in the third quarter 
the picture changed with the Inde- 
pendents in possession of the ball 
for the major portion of the period. 
In the last quarter the Lambda 
Chis, suffering from heavy penal- 
ties, were unable to stop a drive 
which terminated in a T.D. for the 
Independents — Robert Walker com- 
pleting a pass to Benton Baker for 
the score. The attempt for the extra 
point failed and the Independents 
led by six points. In the final sec- 
onds of the game the Lambda Chis, 
deep in their own territory, pulled 
off the most spectacular, and by far 
the most dramatic play of the game. 
A long pass from George Allen fell 
into the outstretched arms of Roy 
Burnette, who then ran for approx- 
imately 60 yards for the tying score. 
The attempt for the extra point 
failed and the battle ended in a 6 
to 6 deadlock. 


Last Friday afternoon the Theta 
Chis, playing with only a seven man 
team in the first half, presented 
quite a performance by tying the 
PiKAs 13-13. The first score came 
in the second quarter when Bill 
Hauer completed a pass to Bob Jett 
over the Theta Chi goal. Hauer's 
attempt to kick the extra point was 

Kappa Alphas trying to convert for their extra point in their game against the Religious Students Mon- 
day. They missed this one. Game ended 25 to 9 for the KAs. 

Roy Burnette, Lambda Chi 
pledge, receives a pass from George 
Allen and proceeds to dash for 60 
yards to tie the game. 

blocked by Bob York, and the Pikes 
led 6 to 0 at the half. The Theta 
Chis returned after half time with 
an additional man, but were unable 
to prevem another Pike score. A 
pass from Hauer to Wadsworth set 
things up for the T.D., and then 
Hauer pitched to Youngblood for 
the score. The extra point was good 
with a pass from Hauer to Jett, and 
the Pikes had a leaa of 13 points. 
The Theta Chis turned on the steam 
in the final period, and with the 
"Bob York to Allen Perry combina- 

| tion" racked up two touchdowns in 
quick succession. Following the 
first T.D. the attempt for the extra 
point failed, but after the second 
score the 'York to Perry combina- 
tion" clicked for the vital extra 
point. Final score— a tie: 13 to 13. 

Monday, the K.A's (the predicted 
dark-horses of '53) handed the 
Preachers their first defeat of the 
season, and thereby dethroned 
them from the position of "champs." 
The first score came in the first 
quarter with Johnny Biddle pass- 
ing to Eddie Gilreath. The extra 
point, by Biddle, failed and the 
K.A.'s led 6-0. In the second quar- 
ter Biddle again passed to Gilreath 
for a touchdown, and this time the 
extra point was good with a beau- 
tiful kick by Biddle. In the second 
half a safety was scored for the 
Preachers when Biddle was trapped 
while attempting to pass behind the 
K.A. goal. In the third quarter a 
pass from Nelson Guthrie was in- 
tercepted by Gilreath. He then ran 
for fifty yards to score the third 
K.A. T.D. The extra point failed. 
A pass from Guthrie to Hurley was 
good for the only Preachers score. 
The extra point was kicked by 
Charlie Howard, and the score was 
19-9 going into the final minutes. 

A pass from Biddle to Thornton 
set up for a possible T.D., and once 
again Biddle and Gilreath repeated 
their past performances, to score 
the final K.A. touchdown. The final 
score: K.A.'s 25, R.S. 9. 

(Dance, from p. 1) 

The dance will be tthe realization 
of the plan formulated by the Coun- 
cil last spring to consolidate the 
various sorority formals into one 
big dance. 

(YWCA, from p. 

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Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, October 30, 1953 

Sought - After 


Dedicated to all students who 
someday hope to be teachers: 

Albert W. Holzmann, professor of 
languages at Rutgers University, 
recently wrote an article called 
'•From Nestor to Neophyte, or Ad- 
vice to a Prospective Modern Lan- 
guage Professor," in which he 
dramatized the work and rewards 
of all teachers. 

He was speaking specifically of 
language professors, but what he 
had to say may well apply in all 

-Your studies here at the Uni- 
versity are tangible evidence of the 
fact lhat you realize the importance 
of graduate study. That means that 
you must saturate yourself with 
knowledge concerning the language 
you wish to teach, all the various 
phases of that language. You must 
know the geography of the coun- 
tries where your language is 
spoken. You must familiarize your- 
self with the historical develop- 
ment of the people whose language 
you teach, their form of govern- 
ment, political parties, outstanding 

Miss Southern Accent 
Representatives Named 

Who Will Reign 
As Beauty Queen? 

THE SKUNK HOLLOW SIX arc going to sing in the bookstore at 
10:00 o'clock on Sadie Hawkins Day. 

To Serenade Yawl 


The Skunk Hollow Six will be 
in town to sing at Ma Speer's Gen- 
eral Store on Friday, next. Ah 
speck it'll be 'bout 10 in the 
mornin". They's just finished an en- 
gagement at The Club Afgham on 
the west bank of the Skunk Hollow 
River near Dogpatch. 

This group is knowed by ever- 
body here 'bouts as the finest 
bunch of singers in these hills. 
Their prettiness is unquestioned an 
ah knows they'll be well received 


"A large and important university 
will certainly expect you to engage 
in scholarly activities. You must 
have an inherent capability to 
transmit information, to make com- 
plicated and involved matters clear 
to a neophyte. You must be able to 
discern literary qualities, to esti- 
mate literary values critically and, 
in addition to these attributes, you 
must have the ability to develop 
such qualities in those under your 

"In order to be successful in 
your career, you will need the zeal 
of a missionary, the philanthropic 
humanitarianism of a father con- 
fessor, the dramatic endowment of 
a successful actor, the skill of a 
theater director, the patience of a 
saint, the penetrating insight into 
the workings of the human mind 
found only in our leading psycholo- 
gists, the pedagogical capabilities 
of Mark Hopkins, writing ability, 
critical judgment, and appreciation 
of literary values, the detachment 
and unswerving devotion to truth- 
seeking of a scholar, the objective 
and conscientious ways of an ad- 
ministrator, the pragmatic powers 
of a philosopher, the fervor of a 
candidate for political office, and 
the diplomatic temperament of a 

"I am sure that you are wonder- 
ing whether the rewards of this 
profession are commensurate with 
the qualities of mind body, and 
spirit demanded of its protagonists. 
From the financial viewpoint, the 

The Semi-finals of the Miss 
Southern Accent were held yester- 
day at 3:00 at Stoc<vham. Fifteen 
of the young ladies were elected 
to go to the finals. 

The finals will be held tomorrow 
morning in the Stockham building 
at 9:30. Miss Southern Accent, who 
must be a senior, 5 beauties, and 9 
favorites will be chosen. 

Those who judged the contest 
yesterday, and who will judge the 
contest tomorrow, are Ninette Grif- 
fith, Tom McGuire. and Charles 

answer is 'No*. But if you are an 
idealist, as you necessarily must be 
if you are contemplating this pro- 
fession, you will be amply re- 
warded by your association with 
young and eager spirits, by the 
opportunity of arousing the spark 
of intellectual and scholarly inter- 
est in the minds of others, by the 
thrill of seeing those who have 
been under your tutelage progress 
to high achievement. Then you will 
know that you have chosen the 
right profession." 

For the past three years ele- 
mentary schools have been crying 
for teachers. In the next four, high 
schools will receive the overflow 
See Teachers, Page 4 

The contestants will wear eve- 
ning dresses tomorrow and Miss 
Southern Accent will be presented 
with a bouquet of roses. 

The contentants and the organ- 
izations they represented yesterday 
are: Ginger McVea, Pi Phi; Ann 
Barr, Sigma Phi; Julia Bruce, In- 
dependents; Betty Hamby, I. H. S.; 
Louise Carver, Lambda Chi; Elea- 
nor Hamilton, Mortar Board; Eliza- 
beth Mitchell, Zeta Tau Alpha; 
Faye Woody, Alpha Omicron Pi; 
Myrtice A. Green, Gamma Phi 
Beta; Evie Balch, Theta Upsilon; 
Margaret Frost, Kappa Delta; Kit 
Martin, Pi Kappa Alpha; Joyce 
Spradley, Alpha Pi Omega: Ann 
Gravlee. Kappa Alpha; Jean 
Branch, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Bon- 
nie Smith, M. S. M.; Gerry Palfrey. 
Panhellenic; Shirley Ezell, College 
Theatre; Clara Lee Hammett, Ama- 
zons; Peggy Warren, S. A.; Frances 
Co; eland. Hilltop News; Connie 
Conway. Fench Club; Ellen Byant, 
Entre Amigos; Frances Sensabaugh, 
Honor Council: Suzanna Davis, 
P. E.: Shirley Mason, Choir; Mary 
Ann Crossley, Ex. Council; Betty 
Jean Ryan, Newman Club; Betty 
Ann Howell, Mu Alpha; Evelyn 
Fenn, Ministerial; Barbara Hicks. 
Hanson Hall; Annette Thornton. 
Kappa Pi. 

I by the unmarried men in these | 
I parts. But ah better give yawl a 
word of caution, these here gals is 
j more'n likely husband huntin an 
ah'm thinkin it urd be a good idea 
to be awares of the fact so's not to 
be caught by these gals. It ain't 
gonna cost you nary a penny to 
hear these gals, but rememoer yawl 
been give fair warnin Lhat they 
kin be dangerous. Ah heared it 
spoke that these gals gonna stay 
'round all day and in general take 
some sorta part in the festivities 

"Red Feather Day 
Set For Tuesday 


all evenin. 

These gals are on'y one teeny- 
tiny feachur of all th« rip-roarin' 
thangc that will go on next Friday 
week. Next Friday week, as ah 
guess yawl already knows, is Sadie 
Hawkins Day. 

in one of their favorite 

here actively participating 
up the tree is 



The College Theatre will meet 
today, Friday, October 30, in the 
Student Activities Building at 
1:30. This is an important voting 
meeting. Suggestions concerning 
the Awards program and the 
constitution for the College The- 
atre will be discussed and acted 
upon. Abe Fawal, President of 
the College Theatre, urges all 
members to be there at 1:30 this 

Faye Hendrix will direct the stu- 
dent phase of the Communit Chest 
Drive here on the Hilltop. A booth 
will be set up in the Bookstore 
from eight a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on 
Tuesday, the day which has been 
designated "Red Feather Day." All 
students who wish to do so. may 
make contributions at that time. 

All organizations on campus are 
invited to make contributions in the 
name of their organization. Recog- 
nition will be given in the next 
issue of the Hilltop News to all 
organizations who participate. These 
contributions can be turned over 
to Dr. O. C. Weaver, Faye Hendrix, 
or Walter Greene at any time be- 
tween now and Tuesday. 

The 31st annual appeal will bene- 
fit 34 Chest Red Feather Agencies 
and other associated agencies. The 
funds collected from this appeal 
will remain in Jefferson County 
for the benefit of the people in 
this county. No matter how small 
your contribution, it will be greatly 

The donations from the student 
body to last year's appeal netted 
less than fifty dollars. This was 
about seven and one half cents per 
student. A larger figure is expected 
this year. 

The faculty appeal, directed by 
Dr. Weaver, is already underway 
and the response, thus far, has 
proved encouraging. 



The organisation meeting of 
the SKISH Club (Casting, Fly 
& Spinning) was held in the 
Economics Room in Ramsay on 
Thursday, October 29, at 10:00 
a.m. Tournaments will be held 
throughout the school year for 
accuracy and distance. 

If you like to fish, you are 
invited to Join in the fun of 
SKISH. Contact Coach Battle or 
Mr. Hawk 


One Left Over 

At the University of California, 
a student model left style show 
manager Kathy Crawford in a pro- 
vocative dilemma. 

After the show the models 
changed from their display clothes 
to their own apparel, leaving the 
display outfits behind. But when 
Miss Crawford cleaned up she 
found one extra skirt remaining. 

"We'd like to find the girl before 
she gets too embarrassed," Miss 
Crawford told the Daily Cali- 


Friday, October 30, 1953 

Books In 


Allan Paton. 276 p. N. Y. Scrib- 
ner, $3.00. 

This story is one of a personal 
tragedy within a national tragedy; 
a portrait of a young South Afri- 
can police lieutenant of the Afri- 
kans ruling class, a man loved and 
respected in his community but 
trapped by his major weakness, a 
violent sexuality, into committing 
an act which transgresses the racial 

Pieter van Vlaanderen lives in 
a community of well-to-do farmers 
which is grounded on the idea of 
absolute inequality of black and 
white. Old Jacob van Vlaanderen, 
Boer pioneer and father, is stern 
and lacks the compassion and 
breadth of vision that his son pos- 
sesses. When in the end, the temp- 
tress, Stephanie, whose skin is 
black, beckons and Pieter's weak- 
ness brings all the van Vlaanderens 
down with a crash, ii is not merely 
old Jacob's inflexible mind that 
precipitates the calamity. It is the 
tradition and the code of the Afri- 
kaners, and the frigid conscience 
in the warm body of Nella, Pieter's 

Those who have read Mr. Paton's 
"Cry the Beloved Country" may 
feel a certain amount of disappoint- 
ment about this book inasmuch as 
Paton has not here pictured the 
various aspects of South African 
life as he did in his first book. 
Indeed, the picture, it may be said, 
has been reduced by two dimen- 
sions. There is no long discourse 
on the countryside, no detailed de- 
scriptions of the various aspects of 
both white and black community 
life — he has centered his novel on 
his principal characters in a way 
unlike his handling of the minister 
and his associates in "Cry the Be- 
loved Country." It is to be con- 
jectured that Mr. Paton has had his 
say about conditions and is now 
ready to concentrate on his charac- 
ters and his story. But he handles 
his Pieter van Vlaandersen richly, 
and his subjective approach to his 
people and plot makes for reward- 
ing, absorbing reading 

This is a long awaited novel and 
a highly heralded one. It was a 
Book-of-the-Month Club selection 

"Too Late the Phalarope" is a 
new addition to the Rental Collec- 
tion in the Library. 


Sadism And 
In Comic Books 

. making dough 
the easy way— with a gun! 
Only SAPS work! !" 
"He: 'Now I'll get my hands on 
your white neck!' 

beaat* A 8 !* 7 **** y °" 

These are graphic quotations from 
the sort of literature that is readily 
available to every six-year-old in 
America. In the November issue 
Dr. Fredric Wertham, consulting 
psychiatrist of the Department of 
Hospitals, New York City, exam- 
ines the sadism and pornography 
present in "What Parents Don't 
Know About Comic Books." 
See Comics 
Col. 3, This Page 

College students drink, all right, 
but nowhere near as much as has 
been supposed. That's the con- 
clusion of a 214-page report just 
published by two Yale professors 
who've spent the last five years 
studying the drinking habits of 
nearly 16,000 students of 27 repre- 
sentative United Slates colleges. 

Seventy-four per cent of the na- 
tion's students- ttdmitted taking a 
nip every now and then, but more 
than 90 per cent proved to be very 
moderate imbibers. Students at 
"dry" colleges which outlaw alcohol 
ran up an average drinking score 
only six per cent below the na- 
tional average, and they demon- 
strated that when they do drink, 
they get drunker than students at 
"wet" colleges. 

The report also said students at 
women's colleges drink more than 
women at coeducational institu- 
tions. Most common reason given 
by the women for their drinking 
habit was that it helped them get 
along better on dates. 

Have you ever 

seen a Maypole 

Column 1 

In the 90,000,000 "comic" books 
American children read every 
month, says Dr. Wertham, are ex- 
amples of eevry kind of perverted 
and criminal behavior. Children 
are actually taught how to break 
laws by illustration. One publica- 
tion, for instance, gave a careful, 
technical description of shoplifting 
devices: "I pushed back my sleeve 
in a lightning-like move and deftly 
slipped the pen under a wide elas- 
tic band which I wore under my 

Although publishers of the comics 
defend themselves by saying that 
crime is always punished in their 
picture stories, the punishment is 
nearly always incidental to the 
many pages of featured brutality, 
Dr. Wertham points out. He blames 
comic books for the increase in 
violent juvenile delinquency within 
the last five years, and cites crimes 
committed by children who ad- 
mitted they'd gotten the idea from 
a comic book. 

When the question of censorship 
of comic books arises, says Dr. Wer- 
tham, the issue becomes not the 
distribution of harmful literature 
but the infringement of freedom 

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dormitory rulings went into effect 
this year. From now on they'll have 
30 minutes to get in after campus 
dances and games are over. They 
used to have to come home in 15 

of the press. Actually, he reminds 
all magazines and newspapers for 
adults are censored in some way 
or other by the editors— but the 
children's reading matter is allowed 
to go its untrammeled way. Legal 
control of their publication, he 
believes, ll an absolute necessity if 
the glorification of crime and vio- 
lence in the minds of children is 
to be curbed. 

The Zubooza tribe of central Af- 
rica consume at least 23.7 white 
people each year. 

Ad in Daily Texan: "Lost Satur- 
day night— Pair of light weight 
trouser, lettered Lo-Bak." 

Willie with a lust for gore, 
Nailed his brother to the door. 

Mother said, with humor quaint, 
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SAE's TIE ATO*s, 6-6 

In their annual bout last week 
the ATO's jumped out in front with 
a 6-0 first period lead over the 
SAE's. This was accomplished by 
Gene Montgomery's pass intercep- 
tion and consequent 20 yard T.D. 
dash. The extra point attempt 
failed. In the remainder of the first 
half Bany Anderson (ATO) com- 
pleted some beautiful passes to 
Timberlake, D. Anderson, and Mc- 
Collock. for nice, yardage. The 
SAE's, nevertheless, were able to 
hold, and the score at half-time 
remained 6-0 in favor of the ATO's. 
In the third quarter, with B. An- 
derson pitching to Ogletree, Tim- 
berlake, and D. Anderson, the 
ATO's battled all the way to the 
SAE 10 yard line; but once again 
the SAE's held. The SAE's took 
over in the final quarter, and with 
the passing of Charles Browdy be- 
gan their goal line drive. Com- 
pletions by Windom. Estock, and 
Poer sent the SAE's upfield, and 
finally over the ATO goal. A pass 
from Poer to Estock was good for 
the tying score. The extra point 
attempt failed and the game ended 
in a 6-6 deadlock. Outstanding de- 
fensive work was exhibited by Joe 
Legg and Dave Hicks of the SAE's. 
and Wayne Patterson and Gene 
Montgomery of the ATO's. 
INDEPENDENT'S defeat DSP, 15-0 
The Independents, after tying 
their opener with the Lambda 
Chi's, won their first victory last 
week over the Delta Sigs. In the 
first half a series of plays set a 
touchdown up for the Independents. 

First, a pass from Bob Walker was 
good to Tom Stevens at mid-field. 
Next, Walker picked up yardage 
with an end sweep. A few plays 
later a pass from Walker, over the 
goal, to Norton Baker was good 
for the T.D. The extra point was 
good with Baker pitching to Walk- 
er. In the second half Walker once 
again passed to Baker for a second 
touchdown. The extra point attempt 
failed, and the Independents led by 
two touchdowns. The Delta Sigs, 
even with the running and passing 
abilities of Ronnie Giles, were un- 
able to stage a come-back, and in 
the final minutes of the game Giles 
was trapped behind his own goal 
while attempting to pass. This gave 
the Independents an extra two 
points, making the final score: In- 
dependent's 15, DSP 0. 
CHI'S, 12-12. 

The Lambda Chi's and Religious 
Students fought to a 12-12 draw, 
for the fourth "tie" game of the 
series, last week. The Lambda Chi's 
scored early in the game when 
George Allen completed a pass to 
Roy Burnette. In the third quarter 
the Lambda Chi's jumped out in 
front by twelve points with Allen 
again pitching to Burnette for the 
second score. Neither of the extra 
point attempts were successful. In 
the last period, a pass from Allen 
was intercepted by George West 
on the Preacher's goal line, and 
returned the entire distance of the 
field for the first R.S. score. A few- 
minutes later the Preacher's again 
gained possession of the ball, and 
began another goal-line drive be- 

hind the passing of Nelson Guthrie. 
Their second T.T. was a pass com- 
pletion from Guthrie to Pollock. 
Neither of their extra point trials 
were successful, and the game 
ended in a 12-12 tie. 
The ATQ's won their fti^v£g#$ 
of the season last week against the 
Theta Chi's, after tying their open- 
er against the SAE's. The ATO's 
lost no time in racking up a lead 
of twenty points in the first period, 
with Gene Montgomery, Barry 
Anderson, and Phil Timberlake ac- 
counting for the touchdowns. The 
first extra point attempt by De- 
Yampert failed; however, Russell 
Luquire came through with two 
successful kicks to make the score 
at half-time 20 to 0 in favor of the 
ATO's. In the third quarter the 
pace of the game was slowed con- 
siderably, with the Theta Chi's 
making a goal line stand on their 
one yard line. In the last eight 
minutes the Theta Chi's rallied, and 
with Bob York passing, started a 

drive which carried them to the 
ATO ten yard line. Dick Anderson 
intercepted a pass from York to 
stop the drive, and once again the 
ATO's were "on the move." Barry 
Anderson took the ball downfield 
on a 25 yard run, and then passed 
<3&,.T '■ kc far the fourth ATO 
score. The kick for extra point was 
blocked, and the ATO's lead 26 to 
0. On the last play of the game D. 
Anderson intercepted a pass from 
York, and ran for the final ATO 
score. Final result: ATO's 32, 
Theta Chi's 0. 
KA's defeat SAE's, 14-7 

Monday, the KA's won their sec- 
ond game of the season, against 
the SAE's, to maintain their perfect 
average and their top position in 
the series. The first KA score came 
in the second quarter when Johnny 
Biddle completed a long pass to 
Bill Thorne, over the SAE goal. The 
kick for the extra point was con- 
verted by Biddle, and the KA'b 
lead 7 to 0. The SAE's came back 
to score with a pass interception 


(ED.) . 

and beautiful touchdown run by 
Denson Hinton. The extra point at- 
tempt failed and the SAE's trailed 
7 to 6 at the half. The second KA 
score was accomplished mid- way in 
the second half, with Biddle com- 
pleting passes to Jim Bennett and 
Bill Thorne down to the SAE goal; 
then a short one from Biddle to 
Thorne was good for the T.D. Bid- 
dle converted for the extra point, 
and the final score was KA 14, 
SAE 6. Outstanding linemen were 
Ray Warth for the KA's. and Joe 
Legg for the SAE's. 

"Should a mother of 40 get mar- 
ried again?" 

"No. That's enough children for 
any woman." 

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Pare 1 

and be begging for help. And in 
another five years, the colleges and 
universities will be filled with peo- 
ple seeking knowledge, and have 
no-one to instruct them. In the next 
tea years, teachers will be the most 
sought-after individuals in ray pro- 
fession, and because of the great 
need and little competition, will be 
able to demand and get the position 
and money they want. Figure it up 

American people drank down 
83.810.4&i barrels of beer in 1951. 

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Meet Me at The Grid 


by Colleen Casey 

Witches and Goblins will really 
be on the loose this week-end, with 
almost all of the Greeks planning 
big Halloween doings. 

The SAE's party will be tomor- 
row night in the Windsor retail 
of the Thomas Jefferson. Jean 
Branch will represent the chapter 
in the Miss Southern Accent con- 

The Zeta pledges are giving their 
party for actives at the Five Points 
Y. M. C. A. tomorrow. Mary Jean 
Parson* has a part in "The Women," 
which the Town Players are giving 
soon. Next week the entire chap- 
ter will go to Ketona as a part 
of their philanthropic work. 

ATO's have planned a Halloween 
party for Saturday night. The party 
will be in the frat room. New 
pledge officers have been elected. 
They include: Barry Anderson, 
president; Dick Anderson, vice- 
president; and Grady Looney, sec- 

The Theta U square dance party 
will be tonight at Avondale. The 

pledge class entertained the other 
pledges last Tuesday afternoon with 
a Punch party. 

At the active meeting on Octo- 
ber 26, the Gamma Phis elected 
Joyce Hyde as their Fresident, and 

President. Doris Earnshaw was ap- 
pointed to the House Council of 
Hanson Hall. Two Gamma Phis 
v/ould like to announce their en- 
gagements — Mona Ivie to Henry 
Copeland, and Doris F.arnshaw to 
Allan Windle of the U. S. Navy. 

The Lambda Cbte are looking for- 
ward to a visit from a traveling 
secretary from the national office. 
He will arrive today and be with 
the chapter through Monday. The 
brothers are planning a wiener 
roast and "spook" party for tomor- 
row night at Lane Park. 

The Lambda Chis are proud to 
announce their newest pledge — 
their thirteenth so far— who re- 
ceived his pledge pin Tuesday night. 
He is Mike Murphree. Mike serves 
as co-associate editor of the Hill- 
top News. 

Pi Kappa Alpha is planning for 
its annual Garnet and Gold Ball. 
The Pikes' dance will be the first 
of the season, and is scheduled for 
November 14. Everyone is looking 
forward to the annual Gay Nine- 
ties Party which will be held soon 
after the dance. 

The Pi Phis pledged Jane Har- 
r ~'e arid Elsa Loemker Wednesday 
night. They are proud Ut^afemfr- 
these two Atlanta girls. 

The Delta Sigs will be "hobnob- 
ling with the goblins" at their 
Halloween party tomorrow night. 
Two new pledges, Jacob Leigeber 
and Lester Kampakis, have re- 
cently joined the ranks of the 

Only fifteen alcoholics have 
proved to be geniuses during the 
past ten years, according to Fruit 

A pessimist is a man who feels 
that all women are bad— an opti- 
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When a person falls in love with 
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Vol. XXI, No 6 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, November 6, 1953 

Geology Field Trip 
Proves Near Riot 

by Sanunie Bryant 

Early last Saturday morning, 7 
a.m. to be exact, Mr. Rogers, Bill 
Coefield, Tom Guttery, Julio Perez, 
George Wertz, John Pearce, John 
Smallwood, Charles Brody and I 
piled into Mr. Rogers' "carry all' 
and went on a geology field trip. 
The purpose of the trip was to see 
some of the mines in Calhoun and 
Cleborn counties. 

Three mines were visited in Cal- 
houn Co. Two of the mines were 
abandoned Chert pits and the third 
was a non-producting Iimonite pit. 
Several samples of rocks were taken 
from the mines to be added to the 
school's collection. 

An unfortunate incident occurred 
while en route from the Chert pits 
to the Limonite mine. Mr. Rodgers' 
See Trip, Page 2 

On Your Mark . . . 

Here Again! 

by Winded 

ISadie Hawkins Day is here and 

for once in their careers of male- 
chasing the girls are able to do it 
openly (for a change). 

A filthy booklet entitled G.H.G. 
(short for Get Him Girls) has been 
circulating among the female 
wolves on the campus ( in other 
words all the girls on the campus). 

One of the help hints listed in 
G.H.G. is under the tile 'To His 
Stomach." Operating on the theory 
of "the way to a man's heart is 
through his stomach," it is suggest- 
ed that the girls wine and dine 
the choice males so that they will 
be heavy on their feet at race time. 

This is just an example of the de- 

Pretty blue eyes — 

Lovely Julia Bruce 
Cops Accent Honor 

Julia Bruce, blue-eyed, 20, and a 
mezzo-soprano, is 1954 Miss South- 
ern Accent at Birmingham-Southern 

The beautiful junior was selected 
from among 18 finalists. 

Selected as the five "Beauties" in 
the annual Hilltop competition Sat- 
urday were Ann Barr, represent- 
ing Eta Sigma Phi; Ann Gravlee, 
Kappa Alpha Fraternity; Barbara 
Hicks, Hanson Hall; Ginger McVea, 
Pi Phi Sorority, and Peggy Warren, 
Southern Accent, the campus pub- 

Named as "Favorites" were Evie 
Balch, Theta Upsilon; Jean Branch, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity; 
Suzanna Davis, Physical Education 
Club; Shirley Ezell, College Theater; 
Evelyn Fenn, Ministerial Associa- 
tion; Betty Hamby, In His Service; 
Betty Ann Howell, Mu Alpha; 
Frances Sensabaugh, Honor Coun- 

cil; Bonnie Smith, Methodist Stu- 
dent Movement; Joyce Spradley, 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and 
Fay Woody, Alpha Omicron Pi So- 

Miss Bruce represented the In- 
dependent Women. She is a member 
of the College Theater and the 
College Choir. 

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. M. Bruce, 1045 Greensprings Ave- 
nue, the college beauty has com- 
peted in the Miss Alabama Contest 
for two years. She won scholarships 
to Alabama College and to Bir- 

She sings in the First Methodist 
church choir and is a voice student 
of John Light. 

Judge for the contest were Mrs. 
William Griffith, fashion expert; 
Mrs. William Van Gelder, director 
of freshman English at Howard Col- 
lege, and Tom L. McGuire, photog- 

Twelve Seniors Named To Appear 
In 1954 Edition Of Who's Who' 

Twelve Birmingham-Southern seniors have been named to appear in the 1953-54 
edition of Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges, accord- 
ing to the release from H. Pettus Randall, editor of the publication. 

Those selected are: Ann Bates, Marilyn Brittain, Charles Browdy, John Constantine, 
Suzanna Davis, Robert Gray, Betty Lee Krueger, Mae Mae Neely, Gerry Palfery, Bill 
Porter, Mary Jacq Snow, and Frances White. 
The following capsules consist of 

a brief resume of some of the many 
activities engaged in by these busy 


Amigos Meet 

Entre Amigos will meet next 
Tuesday at 10:00. A large group is 
attending the meetings but every- 
one interested in Spanish culture is 
invited to attend. The programs 
are centered around the culture of 
Spain and South America with col- 
ored slides and music of these 

IFC Considers 


The IFC met Tuesday and heard 
the report of the committee ap- 
pointed to study the cost of an 
IFC Dance. Morgan reported the 
cost as being: $255 for Harrison 
Cooper's band for four hours; about 
$50 for decorations; about $25 for 

Ann Bates has served as Editor 
of The Southern Accent. She serves 
as co-associate editor of HTN and 
is a member of Eta Sigma Phi. 
Miss Bates is president of Mortar 
Board and of Theta U sorority. 

Marilyn Brittain is a member of 
Mortar Board, BSU, the Executive 
Council and the Religious Council, 
and PiPhi Sorority. 

Charles Browdy is president of 
ODK. He is on the Varsity Basket- 
ball Team, and is Secretary of SAE 

John Constantine is Editor of the 
Hilltop News. He serves as cor- 
responding secretary of Lambda 
Chi Alpha fraternity. Constantine 
is a transfer student from the Uni- 
versity of Miami. 

refreshments the total cost coming 
to $330. 

Since there are about 205 fra- 
ternity men on the campus now, 
the assessment would be about 
$1.50 per. The committee also sug- 
gested that the breakfast be taken 


f|lCtUlUl all StogJKttrh. mtt\ that ain't married by these pres- 
|^ ents, and specially Li'l Abner Yokum! 

ig^HUffr? 3tf there be inside our town limits a passel of gals what 
ain't married but craves awful to be, and 

these gals pappies and mammies have been should- 
ering the burden of their board and keep for more years 
than is tolerable, and 

VtWS there be in Dogpatcfl plenty of young men what^g 
could marry these gals but act ornery and won't and w 
frfafi we deems matrimony's joys and being sure of eating 
regular the birthright of our fair Dogpatch womanhood, 

himbg prurlaimn ani* teems, by right of power and§| 

majesty vested in us as Mayor of Dogpatch 

Jffrifcag, NanMttber 6, 1053 

Buhu Sfatukma Sag 

W\}C riHUl a foot-race will be held, the unmarried gals to chase ^ 
the unmarried men and if they ketch them, the men by law^ 
must marry the gals and no two ways about it, 
and this decree is 

^38t| authority of the law and the statute laid down by our 

revered first Mayor of Dogpatch, William of the Mountain ^3. 
(Hillbilly) Hauer. who had to make it to get his owr^ 
daughter Sadie off his hands, she is being the homeliest gal^ 
in all these hills and no two ways about that either. 

g(£ttt*n uruVr our hattii arti Aral, this, the sixth day of 

November, 1953, in the town of Dogpatch, in the state of 



^J4ittLilly J4auer^ 


Suzanna Davis is vice-president 
of Alpha Lambda Delta, president 
of AlOPi Sorority, past president of 
P. E. Club, past president of 
Triangle Club and past secretary 
of the Honor Council. 

Bob Gray is a member of ODK. 
He is president of ATO fraternity 
and vice-president of Theta Chi 
Delta. Gray is a member of the 
Honor Council. 

Betty Krueger is a member of 
Mortar Board. Miss Krueger serves 
as vice-president of Theta U Soror- 
ity and of Mu Alpha. 

Mae Mae Neely is president of 
KD sorority. She is a member of 
the Panhellenic Council and the 
college Ensemble. Miss Neely is 
vice-president of Amazons and a 
former member of the Executive 

Gerry Palfery is Business Man- 
ager of the Hilltop News, a mem- 
ber of Mortar Board, and in 

See Who's Who, Page 2 

care of by the individual fraterni- 
ties and that any photographs made 
be taken upon an individual basis. 

A copy of the proposed constitu- 
tion was distributed. 

Both of these items will be voted 
on at the next IFC meeting which 
will be held on Monday, Nov. 9. 

Great Success 

There were twenty enthusiastic 
fishermen at the organization meet- 
ing of the skish Club on Thursday, 
October 29th. The elected officers 
were president, Bob Walker; vice 
president, Clarence Tanner; and 
secretary -treasurer, Fred McDaniel. 
Dr. Hawk was unanimously elected 
faculty advisor. 

Dr. Hawk and Coach Battle have 
been very successful in lining up 
some interesting and informative 
programs. Mr. Huburt Norwood, 
who teaches casting at Lane Park, 
gave a demonstration on plug 
and fly casting in the Gym on 
Thursday, Nov. 5th at 10 a. m. Mr. 
Norwood is a member of the Isaak 
Walton League, 1 and Jefferson 
County Sportsman Association. Mr. 
Bill Goold from Steward's Sporting 
Goods will demonstrate the rod and 
reel. He is also a member of the 
Izaak Walton League. All who like 
to fish are urged to attend the dem- 

Red Feather 

The Community Chest drive 
here on the campus has been 
very successful so far. The or- 
ganizations who have contrib- 
uted to it are: Lambda Chi, Zeta, 
KD, AOPi, MSM, Theta U, Pi 
Phi, Independent Women, and 
ATO. Anyone wishing to make 
a further contribution may rive 
his money to Dr. Weaver or 

Page 2 


Friday, November 6, 1953 

Backstage With 
Arsenic Cast 

by Virginia Covington 

Two weeks from tonight, the cur 
tain will ring down on the last per- 
formance of "Arsenic and Old 

Lace," the College Theatre play 
for this quarter. But for the next 
two weeks, the cast and stage crew 
will be -working late to bring an- 
other polished production to the 

Mary Jean Parson, technical di 
rector, is working out the most dif 
ficult part of the set, a series of 
steps and landings on which much 
of the action takes plact. Stage 
Manager Abe Fawal is organizing 
his committees into an efficient 
backstage team. After the prelim- 
inaries of plotting action and learn- 
ing lines, the cast is concentrating 
on character interpretation, under 
the direction of Stuart Mims. 

The eleven men and three women 
in the cast have varied personal- 
ities, to say the least. The plot cen- 
ters around the sweet- old-fash- 
ioned Brewster sisters, Abby and 
Martha (Avalona Yarbrough and 
Virginia Covington), who are noted 
for their charitable deeds. 

Mortimer Brewster, their one 
sane nephew (Roger Clayton), is 
a synical dramatic critic. Mortimer 
is shocked out of his cynicism and 
almost out of his sanity by one of 
his aunts' "charities." 

Baffled by Mortimer's sudden 
irrationality is his fiancee, Elaine 
Harper (Chris Gebel) who, "for a 
minister's daughter, knows a lot 
about life." 

Elaine's father, Dr. Harper (Earl 
Gossett), takes a dim view of Mor- 
timer's "-unfortunate connection 
with the theatre" and longs for the 
"gentle virtues that went out with 
candlelight and good manners and 
low taxes." 

Jonathan Brewster (Frank Mar- 
shall) was the kind of boy who 
"liked to cut worms in two — with 
his teeth." He returns to Brooklyn 
after a long and eventful absence 
looking like Boris Karloff, thanks 
to his friend and plastic surgeon, 
Dr. Einstein (Don Davis), an ami- 
able alcoholic. 

Teddy, (Al Perkins), the third 
Brewster brother, is firmly con- 
vinced that he is Teddy Roosevelt. 
His bugle blasts and booming 
"Charge!" should electrify any 

Officers Klein (Jimmy Black- 
well) and Brophy (Bill Gandy) are 
typical dumb but determined 
Brooklyn cops. Lt. Rooney (Glenn 
Hewett), strongly resembles them 
despite his rank and assurance. 
Sgt. O'Hara (Gene Bishop) has 
been on the force temporarily for 
12 years, gathering material for a 
play. He is eager to collaborate 
with Mortimer, suggesting "1*11 do 
the creating. You just put the 
words to it." 

The two prospective victims of 
the aunts' spiked elderberry wine 
are Mr. Gibbs (Bob Whetstone) and 
Mr. Witherspoon (Paul Cosby) 
They represent 12 other lonely old 
gentlemen who were overcome by 
the ladies' kindness. 

The cast includes many new 
comers to College Theatre who are 
turning in surprisingly good per- 
formances. They are backed up by 
such veterans as Gene Bishop, Paul 
Cosby, Earl Gossett, and Don Davis 
Al Perkins transferred from the 
University of Mississippi, where he 
was president of the University 
Players for two years. 

The comedy will ran November 
18, 19. and 20, and students and 
faculty should plan to attend for 
an evening of fine entertainment. 

Three rabits— called "giants" were 
found "on roads around Wheeling. 
W. Va. One was only four inches 
less than a yard long. 

Sadie Hawkins 

10:00 a. m. 

2:00- 2:30 
2:30- 3:00 

3:00- 4:00 
4:00- 5:00 

5:00 5:30 
5:30- 6:00 


7:00- 8:00 

8:00- 8:45 


Ma Speer's General 
Store; songs by The 
Skunk Hollow Six 
Munger Bowl 

Girls' Football game 
Presentation of fra- 
ternity and sorority 

KA-ATO football 

Games and Contests 

1. Men's Sack Race 

2. Girl's Sack Race 

3. Balloon Stomp 

4. Hug-O-War 

5. Greased Pole 

6. Pie Eating Contest 

Group singing (On 
track by the huge 
bonfire Singing lea 
by Mr. Anderson.) 
Bar-b-q Sponsored 
by P. E. Club 
Square Dance — 
Called by Paul 

Stunts and Talent 
Contest (Billy 
Hauer, mayor of 
Dogpatch, M.C.) 
Beauty Parade 
Presentation of cups 
for winning floats. 
Dance — Music by 
Little Jacks Combo 

Trip, from Page 1 


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had their pictures made come to 
Stockham between 10-4:00 Mon- 
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last chance! 

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MSM Supper 

There will be a Methodist Stu- 
dent Movement Supper next 
Tuesday at Stockham Building 
at 5:30 p.m. The supper will be 
50 cents per plate. Everyone 

car ran out of gas. The car had to 
be pushed several miles to a serv- 
ice station. Thanks to a kind mo- 
torist the fellows did not have to 
push it more than three thousand 
feet up a hill. 

People were slightly shocked 
when the group entered the bus 
station at H^flin for dinner. John 
Smallwood had fallen into a mud 
hole up to his knees and was a 
lignt shade of yellow all over. 
Julio Perez, being the hungriest, 
ordered pork chops, saying that was 
the fastest they could fix. Obvious- 
ly the cook was slow because Julio 
was the last served. Needless to 
say, full justice was done to the 

Under the skillful navigation of 
Tom Guttery from a 1919 road map 
the group arrived safely in Ash- 
land. A graphite cut was visited 
there. Graphite is of special inter- 
est tc college students because 
graphite is what pencil leads are 
made of. Samples of graphite were 
taken to be added to the school 

At Pyriton, pop. under 20, the 
gioup went across a cow pasture, 
over a stream and down a trail to 
see an old Pyrite mine. The best 
samples taken were from this mine. 
It was formerly operated for the 
Government to obtain material for 
the production of gun powder. New 
materials were put into use so the 
mine was closed in 1908. This mine 
proved to be so interesting that 
a future trip is anticipated. 

The group arrived back in Bir- 
mingham much the worse for wear 
but with fond memories of a very 
enjoyable day. 



The Shades Valley High 
School Glee Club will en- 
tertain at the regular Con- 
vocation program next 

by Harriett Higdon 

Looking back on the volleyball 
season, we would like to summarize 
just what has happened. The Inde- 
pendents remain undefeated; the 
A. O. Pi's have lost one game; the 
Zeta's and Theta U's have had two 
losses; the Gamma Phi's, the K. D.'s 
and Pi Phi's have chalked up one 
victory apiece. It looks like the 
Independents are safely the win- 
ners as the only thing standing in 
their way is the Pi Phi game. 

Some of the seniors who will be 
playing their "swan song" this 
week are Shirley Hines, Pi Phi; 
Mae Mae Neely, K. D.; Ann Bates, 
and Evie Balch, Theta U.; Helen 
Hallman, Independent; Ellyn Eth- 
chison, Gamma Phi; and Mary Jacq 
Snow, and Marilyn Butler, A. O. Pi. 

Pi Phi Shirley Hines has played 
outstanding ball in every game. 
This 5 ft. 2 inches, 99 pound "cen- 
ter-center has proved beyond a 
doubt that volleyball isn't just a 
big girl's game. Although her team 
has been on the short end of the 
score most of the season, she has 
achieved the near impossible by 
playing every position and still 
being in her place at the right 

A. O. Pi Marilyn Butler is an- 
other senior we have watched three 
years. Her specialty is building 
teams and being the long arm on 
the front row that just never seems 
to miss. 

We like the way Mae Mae Neely 
plays the front row. Even more 
than that Mae Mae always comes 
out smiling, win or lose. The K. D.'s 
had a bit of hard luck when star 
frosh Barbara Folks broke her arm. 
Mae Mae's spirit has helped to keep 
the team going, if not winning. 

Ellyn Ethchinson, Gamma Phi, 
and Ann Bates, Theta U, have also 
shown outstanding sportsmanship 
as well as playing good volleyball. 
All these seniors will be missed 
next year. 

Our freshman athletes have been 
nearly outdoing the seniors. We are 
going out on a limb and pick an 
All-Star volleyball team of the 
freshmen. Harpole and Loemker 
have been great. Bet Reed and 
Shirley Guy looked good for the 
arrow girls, Berma Jarard and Ann 
Yates have been big cogs on the 
"red and white" (A.O. Pi team, 
Teresa Bruno and Shirley Fuller 
for the Theta Us, Annette Thorn- 
ton for the Zetas, Joyce Simmons 
for Gamma Phi, and Barbara Folks 
for the K. D.'s would make our 
All-Star team. 

The Zeta's beat the Gamma Phi's 
28 to 16 in their next to the last 
game of the season. Gravlee, Hurt, 
Haslam, ?.nd Hamilton looked good 
for the Zeta's. Simmons, Dendy, 
and Ethchison played a good game 
for the losers. 


Associated CbIle6«ote Press 

Who's Who, from Page 1 

Amazons. Miss Palferry is now 
serving as president of the Pan- 
hellenic Council and of Pi Phi 

Bill Porter is vice-president of 
the Student Body, president of SAE 
fraternity. Porter has been the SAE 
representative to the IFC in the 
past and is now on the Honor 

Mary Jacq Snow is president of 
the PE Club and of the YWCA 
group on campus. Miss Snow is 
Treasurer of AOPi sorority and is 
a member of the Religious Council 
and the Panhellenic Council. 

Frances White is a member of 
Mortar Board, Mu Alpha and Eta 
Sigma Phi. Miss White has won the 
Westminister Fellowship. 

Books In Review 

The Qreat 




Charles A. Lindbergh. Charles 
Scribner s Sons. 562 pp. $5.00. 

This magnificent book, the sec- 
ond narrative of Colonel Charles 
A. Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, 
has the same attributes as its pre- 
decessor — modesty, unadorned hon- 
esty and the fact that Lindbergh 
wrote it himself. The lapse of 26 
turbulent years between the writ- 
ing of WE and this second account, 
has given the author a maturity 
and a mellow attitude toward past 
events that enable him to achieve 
philosophy, understanding and a 
rare sense of appreciation. 

Lindbergh's unswerving devotion 
to aviation is evident throughout 
the book. From his first recollec- 
tions of early barnstorming to the 
moment the wheels of his beldved 
ship touch the earth at Le Bourget, 
he never becomes disillusioned 
with his love, never doubts it, and 
today it is plain that flying re- 
mains his passion. 

historic document, revealing not 
only a great individual, but a na- 
tion in the throes of developing an 
industry which would one da be- 
come a prime source of its power. 
It is a must for every aviation 
devotee, but the story that it tells 
and the beautiful poetic quality of 
the writing should guarantee it a 
place in the heart of anyone. 

Mr. Chips 
Here Again 


James Hilton. Little, Brown. 306 
pp. $3.75. 

That lovable old schoolmaster, 
Mr. Chips, may be found again in 
the middle-aged Charles Anderson, 
gentleman and scholar, and mem- 
ber of the British diplomatic corps; 
a man whom his friends would not 
have called "Stuffy" unless they 
had liked and respected and en- 
joyed knowing him. 

The novel begins when Anderson, 
in Paris representing Britain at an 


To The Editor 

Help "Accent" 

I would like to write a letter to 
the student body through this col- 
furnishes us. 

The subject I would like to broach 
to the student body is the "Southern 

Every year when the annual 
comes out I hear comments like 
this: "What's the matter, the Ac- 
cent seems to get sorrier every 
year, and why isn't my picture in 
it? It seems like the only people 
who get in it are friends of the 
editor and the B.M.O.C.'s." 

You hear things like this every 
year, and I for one am tired of 
hearing the Editor and staff criti- 
cised when the whole blame lies 
on the poor cooperation of the stu- 

It's pathetic the students of an 
institution as well-knov/n and as 
well respected as Birmingham- 
Southern show so little school spirit. 
This poor spirit is evident not only 
in connection with our annual but 
with the Hilltop News, Backetbail 
game attendance, inramural sports 
attendance and all other school ac- 

We try to explain away our poor 
school spirit by whining that we are 
a "streetcar college.'.. It's true that 
a large number of our students are 
Birmingham residents, but I didn't 
notice a lack of school spirit in our 
high schools here, where a lot of us 
rode a trolley to school. 

This "Southern Accent" matter is 
just one example of the poor school 
spirit. The Accent has taken about 
110 pictures and has about 600 more 
to take. It is our duty to the school 
and our own self interest to cooper- 
ate in this matter. 

Let's begin now and support this 
and all other activities of the school 
more actively in the future. 

After all, it is to our own in- 
terest that we do this. 


A Concerned Student 

international conference, take* his 
seventeen-year-old son out to din- 
ner and discovers that the boy has 
a rendezvous with an American 
girl fifteen years his senior with 
whom he has fallen in love. His 
meeting with his sons turns his 
mind back to his own youth when 
he, too, fell in love with a girl who 
wasn't right for him either. His 
father. Sir Havelock, had to step 
in and break the liaison to save 
his diplomatic career, just as he, 
Anderson, has to rescue his son. 

The story moves between the 
past and the present, with the 
author revealing more and more of 
Charles Anderson's true character. 
At the end he enjoys a minor 
triumph when his old and bitter 
Communist rival in several con- 
ferences surrenders himself to 
Charles rather than tc the head 
of the British Diplomatic Service 
in order to escape liquidation by 
his superiors in Mojcow. For read- 
ers concerned with the future of 
this clever man, Mr. Hilton sug- 
gests that he will marry the women 
with whom his son was enamored. 
Frances McLaughlin. 
Assistant librarian. 

Friday, November 6, 1953 




KAs vs. ATO's 

If it's action you want, you'll get 
it this afternoon in Munger Bowl. 
One of the featured attractions is 
the game between the "Top Two" 
— KA vs. ATO. Don't miss it! Sched- 
uled game time is 3 o'clock. 

Religious Student 6, Independents 2 

Last Wednesday, football spec- 
tators witnessed a colorful aerial 
display exhibited by both the 
Preachers and the Independent 
teams. The only reason for the low 
scores was the fact that both teams 
displayed excellent pass defense, 
and interceptions were quite fre- 

quent. In the second quarter Nel- 
son Guthrie completed a beautiful 
fifty yard pass to George West, and 
then followed it up by a toss to 
charlie Howard for the only score 
of the game. ^The Preachers at- 
tempt to kick the extra point was 
blocked by Independent's Rodney 
Wells. On the last play before the 
half, Bill Henke threw a long one 
which stuck to the fingertips of 
Don Wilson. Unfortunately the In- 
dependent's were unable to follow 
this play up to their advantage. In 
the last quarter, a pass interception 
by Independent's Benton Baker, 
along with subsequent pass com- 
pletions by Bill Henke and Bob 
Walker, carried the Independents 
to the Preacher's eight yard line. 
Here the Preacher line held, and 
their backfield was effective in 

preventing a T.D. pass completion. 
In the last seconds, with the Preach- 
ers in possession of the ball back 
on their goal line, Charles Howard 
was caught by Rodney Wells behind 
the goal to give the Independents 
their only two points. Final score: 
Preachers over Independents. 6-2.. 
SAE's Over Lambda Chis, 25-6 

The SAEs took their tirst win of 
the season last week, in their game 
against the Lambda Chis. After 
trailing 6 to 0 at the half, the 
fighting SAEs returned to surge 
ahead in the final period by a 
margin of three touchdowns over 
the confused Lambdas. Charles 
Browdy (SAE) displayed consider- 
able talent with his accurate pass- 
ing during the afternoon. His able 
receivers, Denson Henton and Bob 
Porter were equally outstanding in 
their respective roles. Denson Hen- 
ton deserves special credit for his 
spectacular performance; the Lamb- 
do Chis weren't the only ones to 
"Loose their Pants," during the 
afternoon. Final scroe: SAE 25, 
LXA 6. 

KAs Down Theta Chis, 39-0 

The Kappa Alpha team continued 
their unbeaten streak last Friday 
Sports, Page 4 


by Colleen Casey 

The Hilltop has gone Dogpatch! 
Anyone in certified clothes today 
should hide his face for shame. A 
main event for the Greeks will be 
the judging of floats this afternoon. 

The Zetas have entered a raft of 
candidates in tonight's contest. Try- 
ing for Sadie Hawkins, Sue Trimble 
and Mary Hurt; Daisy Mae, Ann 
Shaw and Peggy Noah; Moonbeam 
McSwine, Vance Sparks; Wolf Gal, 


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c%j/ru%aea»i^^xo^yaa^ amirica's leading 

Louise Carver; and Mammy Yokum, 
Annette Thornton. The chapter will 
go to Ketona next Tuesday. They 
are planning group singing and re^ 
freshments. Ann Gravlee is in 
charge of plans. 

SAEs congratulate brothers Char- 
les Browdy and Bill Porter, who 
were elected to "Who's Who." Past 
president, Jack Cavaleri was mar- 
ried Monday night to Ann Wain- 
wright. Last Saturday's party was 
reported to be a huge success. Next 
week there will be a warm-up 
party, preceding the Alabama- 
Georgia Tech game, at the home of 
Fred Johnson. 

Three Theta Us have been elected 
to "Who's Who." They are Ann 
Bates, Betty Krueger, and Frances 
White. Evie Seales Balch was se- 
lected as a "favorite" for the an- 
nual. Plans are in progress for a 
Movie Party on Nov. 20. After- 
wards, the pledge class is giving a 
spend-the-night party for the ac- 
tives at the home of Jane Steiner. 
The Skunk Holler Six hac spent the 
week tuning up and is ready to 
serenade one and all today. 

The Pi Phis are proud of Ginger 
McVea and Peggy Warren who were 
selected as beauties and of Frances 
Sensabaugh and Shirley Ezell who 
were chosen as favorites in the Miss 
SA contest. Another honor has 
come to two of their seniors. Mari- 
lyn Brittain and Gerry Palfrey were 
elected to "Who's Who" this week. 

Parading in the annual contest to- 
night will be Claire Palmer as Daisy 
Mae, Mary Stowers as Sadie Hawk- 
ins and Ginger McVea as Moon- 
beam McSwine. 

Tomorrow night the pledges will 
enteitain the actives at a costume 
party at the home of Nancy Kelly. 
Monday and Tuesday the group will 
be hostess for their Province Presi- 
dent. Mrs. Richard James, Jr. 

The Lambda Chi pledge class is 
knee deep in plans for the Sadie 
Hawkins Day float. Rodney Griffin, 
George Allen and Jim Upchurch 
make up the planning committee. 
The brothers are proud of brother 
John Constantine who has recently 
been chosen for Who's Who. Plans 
are underway for the Crescent Girl 
Banquet set for November 24 at 
The Club. 

The Delta Sig pledges have re- 
cently elected officers. They are: 
Louis Hertzberg. president; John 
Hook, vice president; Ronnie Nel- 
son, secretary-treasurer. With the 
Halloween party stil lfresh in their 
minds the Delta Sigs are now look- 
ing forward to the Founder's Day 
banquet and dance. 

See Greeks, Page 4 

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spicable practices that the girls will 
use in the age old quest for a man, 
any man. 

So, boys, as M (male) hour ap- 
proaches (be aware that the girls 
are not doing this in the spirit of 
fun, but in dead seriousness.) "A 
personal word please; boys, use all 
your powers of engenu f tr ?vd«ymr~ 
haps with full cooperation from all 
the boys' (dunkings are in order 
for the traitors) we can turn the 
victory dance tonight into a dirge 
dance.. Vive la Dirge dance! 

Page 3 

The Gamma Phis are proud of 
Barbara Hicks, who was chosen as 
one of the beuaties in the Miss 
Southern Accent contest. For their 
contestants in the Sadie Hawkin's 
Day activities, they have their 
pledges-Brenda Weeks as Daisy 
Mae, Barbara Hicks as Moonbeam 
McSwine, Helen Starnes as Sadie 
Hawkins, and Joyce Simmons as 
Wolf Gal. 

The Gamma Phis are looking for- 
ward to their Founder's Day Ban- 
quet on November 11. 

The Theta CM's had a Halloween 
Costume Party last Friday night in 
their room in North Hall. The 
brothers brought dates and every- 
one agreed that the party was a 
huge success. Dr. and Mrs. Wesson 
were the guests of honor and added 
tremendously to the success of the 

Pledge class officers of P1KA were 
elected as follows: President, Dave 
Wynne; Vice-president, Jack Flippo; 
and Secretary, John Satterfield. 

Plans are underway for a party 
for the active chapter to be given 
by the pledge class in the near 

"We're glad to see Bill Hauer back 
in ofice again this year as Mayor of 

The Kappa Deltas are very proud 
of their new room and are busy 
planning an open house for Sunday, 
November 15. The pledge class is 
getting ready for a party honoring 

the new sorority pledges of 1953. 
They are very proud to have Mar- 
tha Mae Neely, president of Kappa 
Delta, elected to Who's Who. Jean 
Clark and Judy Berry are now 
visiting the Crippled Children's 
Hospital on Tuesdays as part of 
Kappa Delta's philanthropic work. 
They are also planning to take or- 
phan children to the movies on Sat- 

Page 3 

by blanking the Theta Chis, 39 to 0. 
Touchdowns were scored in the 
following order: In the first quarter 
Ray Warth intercepted a pass from 
Bob York and ran it back for a 
touchdown. The extra point at 
tempt failed. Ed Gilreath intercept- 
ed a pass at the end of the first 
quarter to set the next touchdown 
up. A pass from Johnny Bibble to 
Gilreath was good for the score, but 
again the extra point failed. The 
next touchdown was scored on a 
pass interception by Gene Griffin; 
Griffin lateraled the ball to Ball to 
Bill Thorn, who then went all the 
way to score. The kick by Biddle 
this time was good. In the last half 
Biddle passed to Gilreath and Thorn 
for three more touchdowns, and the 
extra points were all kicked by 
Biddle. Final score: 39-0. 
Religious Student 33, DSP 6 

Monday, the Preachers's won their 
second game in a row by defeating 
the Delta Sigs. The passing of Nel- 
son Guthrie, the kicking of Charles 
Howard, and the outstanding de- 
fensive play on the part of a hard 
rushing line were the principal as- 
sets to the Preacher's in their tri- 
umph. George West, Charles How- 
ard, and Gaston Pollock proved 
their value in the capacity of pass 
receivers. Howard and West are 
each credited with two touchdown 
receptinos, while Pollock was re- 
sponsible for helping to set the 
scores up. Giles and Williams were 
the Delta Sig counterparts, in the 
game of the day. It was a Giles to 
Williams pass that scored the touch- 
down for the DSP, and during the 

course of the game some fancy 
'razzle dazzle" maneuvering was ex- 
hibited by these two players. Final 
RS 33, DSP 6. 

The Piccard Punchinellos are go- 
ing up and down again. Jean is 
taking his wife into the stratosphere 
—19 miles up-over Minneapolis, no 
date set, and August »s taking his 
son down — say, 5000 feet-into the 
sea off the island of Janza, "jhort- 
ly." They are called twins, age 68. 

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F riday, November 6, 1953 

your plants from the leaner 

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roodle those who only sit 

and look artistic 

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Vol. XXI, No. 7 

Big Night Is 
Set For Mr. 

Selection of Mr. Hilltopper, a 
campus-wide variety show, and a 
dance will all be a part of the an- 
nual Mr. Hilltopper contest, Nov. 
21. Alpha Omicron Pi sorority spon- 
sors this annual event as a benefit 
for its nationally sponsored Fron- 
tier Nursing Service in Kentucky. 

The best of Southern's talent has 
been planned for the big night. 
There will be dancing, singing, 
skits, dramatic acts, and even a 
ventriloquist act. Gerald Lambert 
will emcee and Jeanne Waller is 
in charge of the program. 

An AOPi chorus line will lead 
off the program. Original words for 
the chorus line song have been 
written by Sandra Jones. Betty Ann 
Howell is in charge of the chorus 

Hilltop vocalists on the program 
are Mary Ann Crossley, Kit Mar- 
tin, Ann Barr, Jane Sirles, Roger 
Clayton, and Grady Smith. Quartet 
songs will be presented by Bobby 
Jett, Dan Walton, Johnnie Poor, 
and Ray Warth. The Ensemble, 
with Mae Neely, doing solo parts, 
will also sing. 

In the dramatic line, Ginger Mc- 
Vea and Peggy Warren will enter- 
tain. Faye Hendrix will do a pan- 
tonine, Billy Hauer will give a 
skit, Mary Jean Parson will give 
a reading, and Mildred Ann and 
Bob Tatum will do a vocal comedy 

Pianists on the program will be 
Deborah Smith, Nancy Oliver, and 
Tommy Pinion. Marilyn Tate will 
give her ventriloquist act. Dancing 
will be Charlotte Lane, Ann Grav- 
lee, and Katie Clark. 

During intermission the outstand- 
ing senior of AOPi will be pre- 
sented a gold cup for her accom- 
plishments. After the program a 
dance will be held in the college 
gym at which the 1953 Mr. Hill- 
topper will be announced. Hilltop- 
per nominations should be turned 
into Jeanne Waller. Steve Wind- 
ham was last year's Mr. Hilltopper. 

College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, November 13, 1953 

Collins Sees 
Solutions For 
Parking Mess 

by John 

All of us who drive to Southern 
have experienced difficulty in find- 
ing a place to park. How does the 
situation stand now, and what can 
be done to correct it? 

To relieve the present conges- 
tion, space for 100 more cars is 
needed, according to Mr. J. B. Col- 
lins, college superintendent of 
maintenance. As it is now, loading 
zones and walkways are frequently 
blocked by parkers who have no 
place else to go. Deliveries are be- 
coming difficult. The fire depart- 
ment has warned that all roads on 
the grounds must be kept open to 
allow equipment to pass through. 
And every year more and more 
cars tome onto the campus. 

Mr. Collins believes that the pos- 
sibilities of new parking facilities 
close to the main buildings are very 
good. The road to the music con- 
servatory could be widened to al- 
low for parallel parking along its 
entire length. The road to the 
Stockham Building could likewise 

See Collins, Page 3 

Committee On 
Oscars Meets 

The College Theatre "Oscars" will 
definitely be presented this year. 

The Acting Award Committee has 
met recently with Abe S. Farral, 
president of the College Theatre, 
who explained to the members of 
the Committee che laws and regu- 
lations which govern the Acting 
Awards. Also, they outlined their 
system of selecting the lucky award- 
winners for this year. 

The awards will consist of gifts 
of lasting value to the best actress, 
best actor, best supporting actors 
<two) and most valuable worker in 
the College Theatre. 

The members of this committee 
have been recently appointed by the 
President of the College Theatre 
from faculty and students. 

The awards wil be made at the 
regular Convention Awards Pro- 
gram during the spring. 

Komments On Kinsey 

Be Of Good Cheer; The Day 
Of Judgement Is At Hand! 

Curtain Goes Up Wednesday 

Members of the "Arsenic and Old 
Lace" cast discussing the contents 

with Theodore. Left to right are 
Don (Dr. Einstein) Davis, Al (Ted- 

dy Brewster) Perkins, Avalona (Ab- 
bie) Yarbrough, Virginia (Martha) 
Covington and Frank (Jonathan) 

Award For Best 
Essay Announced 

The J. B. Matthews Testimonial 
Dinner Committee announces a 
cash award of $500 for the best 
essay on "Communism and Aca- 
demic Freedom," written by an un- 
dergraduate student of an Ameri- 
can college or university. 

Essays must be limited to two 
thousand words or less and sub- 
mitted not later than February 1, 
1954. All manuscripts must be type- 
written. Only original essays will 

The winner of the award will be 
announced on March 1, 1954. 

Judges of the award will be 
George E. Sokolsky, Eugene Lyons, 
Ralph de Toiedano, and E. Merrill 

Manuscripts should be mailed to 
the Matthew Award Editor, The 
American Mercury, 11 East 36th St., 
New York 16, N. Y. 

In the interest of academic free- 
dom, your HTN has decided to un- 
earth representative opinions on 
the latest Kinsey report, The Sex- 
ual Life of the Human Female. 
With the fondest hope that you will 
be somewhat enlightened by these 
candid comments, we offer them. 
(Please see cartoon on page 3). 

Don Garner— "The correlation co- 
efficient used in arriving at the 
data on women college professors 
over 65 in the District of Columbia 
was of particular interest to me. 
In fact, women over 65 have always 
interested me— I mean any activity 
in which they indulge. However, 
it is my belief that he was a bit 
too conservative with this group. 
This lessens the credibility of the 
data on women over 85 as well as 
those on women under 65. I haven't 
slept well lately." 

Mr. McMahon— "I never drink it 
—It's too cheap!" 

Mr. Harlan— "It suits me." 

Winkle Hall— "They were telling 
the truth? Being serious about the 
whole thing, I cannot see how any- 
one could teU that much about his 

private life to someone whose busi- 
ness it isn't anyway. I mean, good 

George Barrett — "As far as I'm 
concerned, why don't they put the 
norm down at the bottom and go 
from there — then everybody will 
be happy.'' 

Scott Mead — "I think it is a 
serious effort to discover hidden in- 
formation and offer it to the pub- 
lic. I don't know whether they are 
right or wrong." 

Jimmy Burch — "As far as statis- 
tics is concerned, it is supposed to 
be rather accurate. I've read just 
portions of it— part of it is very 
interesting. The statistics are rather 
boring. I definitely think Kinsey 
had some purpose in mind — beats 
me what it is. Part of it, though, 
was downright enlightening." 

Allen Martin— "I thought it a very 
interesting report, if true. I've read 
several criticisms of his method. I 
doubt if he got a representative 

Gene Bishop — "I think the fig- 
ures are conservative. I regret that 
See Kinsey, Page 2 

Water Ballet 
In Workshop 
Stage Already 

Eleanor Hamilton has been chosen 
Student Manager of the Water Bal- 
let which is scheduled for March 
12 and 13. 

Back from last year a»-e Dottie 
Tyler, Merry Lynn Hayes, Lee Kir- 
by. Ginger McVea, Celeste Hayden, 
Faye Hendrix, Kit Martin and Con- 
nie Conway. Making their bid for 
the performance for the first time 
are Bonnie Smith. Mary Stowers, 
Shirley Guy and Zachie Doughty. 

The first few weeks the girls 
will build up their endurance and 
get in practice swimming to music. 

All girls interested are urged to 
attend the workshop practices. 
Workshop practices are held each 
Tuesday night from 6:30 until 7:30, 
and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 

Everyone Is 

There will be an open house 
celebration given by the Kappa 
Deltas in their room in Stockham 
this coming Sunday, November 
15, between 3 and 5 p.m. All 
members of the student body and 
the faculty are invited. 

Skishers Aided 

Mr. Robert Hight, of Robert's 
Goods Company, gave helpful hints 
on the action of lures to the mem- 
bers of the Skish Club at their first 
meeting in the Gym. 

The facilities of Lane Park are 
available to club members to further 
the interest in Skish. If you would 
like to join in the fun of Skish 
please contact Dr. Hawk. 

BSC Host To 
Emory Geologists 

Mr. R. J. Martin, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Geology at Emory, and 
sixteen of his students were at 
BSC Friday afternoon and Satur- 
day. The purpose of their visit was 
to see some of the industries and 
observe the geology of the Birming- 
ham area. 

Friday, the group, with Mr. Rog- 
ers as guide, went to the Spaulding 
mine. At Spaulding they were 
shown how ore is taken from the 
ground and processed for use in 
blast furnaces. They next went to 
Walker Gap and were shown the 
stratigraphy of the area. 

The first stop Saturday was TCI's 
Fairfield Steel Mill. They made a 
complete tour of the mill. They 
were shown steel from its begin- 
ning to the finished product. They 
were shown the blast furnaces, the 
open-hearth furnaces and the roll- 
ing mill. The next two stops were 
the Ischooda mine at Bessemer, to 

Murder Will Out 
Nov. 18, 19, 20 

The long awaited Fall play is 
here at last. The College Theatre's 
production of "Arsenic and Old 
Lace" will run next Wednesday, 
Thursday and Friday. This delight- 
ful comedy is considered to be one 
of the most unusual and original 
productions ever attempted on the 
Student Ac stage. 

Starting Wednesday night and 
running through Friday, "Arsenic 
and Old Lace," a tremendous hit 
on Broadway, where it played to 
packed houses for an unusually 
long run, and a very successful mo- 
tion picture during the mid- 1940s, 
is a comedy with murder-mystery 

The cast and backstage crew have 
been up to their necks in work for 
many weeks now. Mary Jean Par- 
son is technical director, Abe Fawal 
is stage manager, and Stuart Mims 
is the director of the play. 

The cast includes Virginia Cov- 
ington, Avalona Yarbrough, Roger 
Clayton, Chris Gebel, Earl Gossett, 
Frank Marshall, Don Davis, Al Per- 
kins, Jimmy Blackwell, Bill Gandy, 
Gene Bishop, Glenn Hewett, Bob 
Whetstone and Paul Cosby. 

Several of the comedy's high- 
spits will be previewed by the ac- 
tors at the regular Convocation 
program Wednesday. 

A Mystery — 

The Case Of The 
Missing 89 

What happened to the 89 eager 
freshmen who signed cards stat- 
ing their interest in working for 
The Hilltop News? True, several 
have proven constant and ex- 
cellent contributors, but the ma- 
jority have failed to appear. The 
HTN needs you. A thorough re- 
vamping of the staff is in pro- 
gress. Get on the bandwagon! 
The new staff will get their 
names in the mast head. Also, 
periodical rewards will be issued. 
So, in the interest of a better 
HTN, please be at a special pub- 
lications meeting which will be 
Monday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. in the 
HTN office (second floor of the 
gym). A regular news and fea- 
tures staff will be organized. 
Again — 

The Time — 1 p.m. 
The Place — HTN office 
The Date — Next Monday, 
Nov. 16 
Please be there! 

Carnival Of Books Show 
Set By Library For Kid 

The Library is holding a Carnival 
of Books to introduce the new col- 
lection of Juvenile Books during 
Children's Book Week, November 
15-21. The books were purchased 
from a special education fund, and 
are making their first, "formal" ap- 
pearance this week. The theme this 
year is "Reading is Fun," and when 
you see these colorfully illustrated 
books which will bring back child- 
hood memories, you'll be tucking a 
few under your arm to take home 
for the sheer fun of it! 

Children's Book Week is an in- 
ternational event which had its 
origin back in 1918. It was started 
as a crusade by Franklin Mathiews, 
of the Boy Scouts. Although the 


Children's Book Council is now its 
sponsor, it still retains its crusad- 
ing spirit, to increase the demand 
for more worthwhile books for chil- 
dren in the home, in the school and 
public libraries, and to guide par- 
ents in selecting books. 

Children of both faculty and stu- 
dents are invited to browse through 
the collection which includes some 
of the Caldecott Medal award books, 
illustrators producing the most dis- 
tinguished picture book of the year; 
and the annual John Newbery 
Medal awards for the most distin- 
guished contribution to American 
literature for children. 

At 3.30 p.m. Friday, November 20, 
See Carnival, Page 2 


Friday, November 13, 1953 



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Kinsey, from Page 1 

I had not the opportunity to submit 
17 pages of my personal memoirs. 
(The end justifies the means.)" 

Roy Wates— "The entire basis of 
Mr. Kinsey's survey rests on an in- 
secure foundation. One must not 
build a house on sand. It is my 
opinion that Mr. Kinsey has done 
just that: one must, at all times, 
be cognizant of the fallibility of the 
masses— you just can't trust 'em. 
Even women." 

Sammle Bryant — "Kinsey has 
only brought to light a few facts 
that have been known since Adam 
and Eve, the essence of the report 
being that there is a difference be- 
tween men and women. Now this 
is nothing new; most children have 
been taught that there is a differ- 
ence by the color of the booties. 
So, what is all the fuss about?" 

Grady Smith— "I'm just an old 
country boy, and I think these edu- 
cated folks are taking these facts 
too much to heart, the facts any 
country boy discovers at a very 
early age." 

Mrs. Dorothy Schwartz will hold a 
children's hour of story telling in 
the main reading room of the Col- 
lege Library. It will be a wonder- 
ful opportunity for children and 
parents to become acquainted with 
the new books. Mark your cal- 

The Juvenile books wii be used 
this Winter Quarter in the Crea- 
tive Dramatics course covering chil- 
dren's literature and offered by 
Mrs. Schwartz. 

Mrs. Barbara Dawson 

A Story After Poe- 

Fritz And The Witches Twain 


Pbsocioted Coile6ide Press 

Babs, Meet 
Mr. Emotion 

by Barbara Eskew 

"Barbara, meet Johnnie Ray." 
This is the way my interview with 
Johnnie Ray started. Johnnie Ray 
is a friendly, good-looking, blue- 
eyed blond who greets you as if 
you were a long-lost cousin. After 
finding out about Birmingham- 
Southern, he told me I could start 
shooting the questions. 

Johnnie grew up in Portland, 
Oregon, where he was graduated 
from high school in 1946. Several 
months afterwards, he was spotted 
by a man from Columbia Records 
who signed him to a seven-year 
contract Then his breaks came fast. 
He considers his biggest break to 
have been the teen-agers' attraction 
to his style of singing. 

The key to his succes is summed 
up in one word — 'faith." He says 
that faith in oneself and forgetting 
the meaning of "discouragement" 
are two essentials in breaking into 
show business. 

As for the South, he thinks it is 
tops, and he is not saying this just 
to be nice. He likes Southern cook- 
ing, friendliness, and, most of all, 
the Southern teen-agers. He said, 
"Southern teen-agers are the nicest, 
politest and most courteous of all 
teenagers, and yet they are just as 
loyal as the type who want to pull 
your clothes of of you." 

After leaving Birmingham, Mr. 
Ray plans to take a two-week vaca- 
tion and record four new records. 


The dean of Princeton University's 
graduate school of Uberal arts has 
ruled that all his students must 
wear academic gowns to dinner. 

Students held a meeting and vot- 
ed to have the order rescinded, but 
Dean Hugh Taylor said "There are 
certain things that votes do not 

by Frances Copeland 

It was the middle of November 
in the small tewn of Immerkalt in 
Southern Bavaria Sleet and hail 
beat upon every window-pane in 
every house — one house in particu- 
lar. It was an old house — a cabin 
really -^rwrj s>mall and rather Loose- 
ly built. Inside sat two withered 
hags, smoking and knitting by the 
fire, which burnt green in its own 
gloomy light. Silence hung over 
everything like a wet shower cur- 
tain. At length one of them spoke 
— Euda was her name. 

"Georgia," she said, "what at s we 
to do? The town-people are panick- 
ing more and more daily. They wul 
soon come here, I fear." 

"Ha, ha," shouted Georgia. "Let 
them come! I am not afraid. Curses 
on that man who aroused them." 

"You mean Herr Hans' son, I pre- 
sume," Euda said, leaning forward 
eagerly and dropping her knitting 
twice into the fire. 

"Who else?" answered Georgia. 
"Fool!" she muttered under her 

Georgia thought back over the 
events of the past month or so. 
Since she and Euda had first come 
to Immerkalt, fifty-three years ago, 
there had been insiduous rumors 
to the effect that both of them were 
witches. But this— these occurrences 
Ntf -ttw ?ti£ TA\iiith~-£Lad been the 
inevitable last straw. 

It all began when Fritz Hans 
(Hans' son) devised a convenient 
machine for cleaning his flock of 
sheep. It worked something like 
our modern vacuum cleaner, and 
each Saturday, Fritz would line up 
his sheep in front of the door of 
his modest, thatch-roofed home and 
clean each one. Fritz was known 
in Immerkalt and its surrounding 
area as 'Fastidious Fritz,' and he 
was very proud and happy to be 
caned thus. Then the tragedy came: 
His machine began to fail, and he 
concentrated experimentation. Fritz 
discovered that the only way to 
make it work was by putting a 
small piece of sUver inside it each 
time he wanted to clean Fritz did 
not mind the situation so very 

much, for he was wining to give 
up a little sUver coin each week 
to retain his reputation, or rather 
that of his sheep. So Fritz did not 
complain, but continued using his 
machine and having clean sheep. 

One morning Fritz dropped his 
silver coin into the machine and 
nothing happened. The machine had 
failed again. Fritz grew frantic, but 
began experimenting again and 
soon discovered that a piece of gold 
would make the machine run mer- 
rily. Now, Fritz was not a wealthy 
man, and as much as he valued his 
title, he became quite upset about 
his plight and determined to dis- 
cover the cause. 

After three days and three sleep- 
less nights, Fritz (who was Hans' 
son) came to the horrifying con- 
clusion that a curse had been placed 
upon himself and his machine. Im- 
mediately his thoughts turned to 
the two old hags who dwelt just 
down the hillside from him. Yes, 
they were the ones who were most 
likely guUty. He must arouse the 
people and have the curse removed 
Dirty sheep were a crime in Fritz's 

See Fritz, Page 3 

uptake one 

. We slhan"'" : '" 


Last year a survey of leading colleges 
throughout the country showed that 
smokers in those colleges preferred 
Luckies to any other cigarette. 

This year another nation-wide survey 
— based on thousands of actual student 
interviews, and representative of all 
students in regular colleges— shows that 
Luckies lead again over all brands, regu- 
lar or king size... and by a wide margin! 
The No. 1 reason: Luckies taste better. 

Smoking enjoyment i= z\l a matter of 
taste , and the fact of the matter is Luckies 
taste better -for 2 reasons. L.S./M.F.T. 
—Lucky Strike means fine tobacco. And 
Luckies are made better to taste better. 
So, Be Happy-Go Lucky! 


Where's your jingle? 

It's easier than you think to 
make $25 by writing a Lucky 
Strike jingle like those you see 
in this ad. Yes, we need jingles 
-and we pay $25 for every one 
we use! So send as many as you 
like to: Happy-Go-Lucky, P. O. 
Box 67, New York 46, N. Y. 

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Friday, November 13, 1953 


Birmingham - Southern's History 
152 class was honored last week by 
the guest appearance of Congress- 
man Laurie Battle of Alabama's 
Ninth Congressional District. Con- 
gressman Battle spoke on what is 
expected of a congressman and what 
the true duties of a 

are. After his talk, Battle answer- 
ed several questions for the class. 
The majority of the questions con- 
cerned the Democratic possibilities 
in the coming elections. Talking, 
left to right above, are Mr. Cannon, 
Congressman Battle, and Mr.Sensa- 

Fritz, from Page 2 

morning Fritz went 
to the market place, taking his ma- 
chine with him. He showed the 
townspeople his predicament (gain- 
ing a few gold-pieces in the proc- 
ess) and soon everyone was suffi- 
ciently aroused to demand an in- 
vestigation of Georgia and Euda, 
resulting, they hoped, in their ex- 

Now Georgia (and Euda), re- 
flecting on the situation, were de- 
cidedly afraid, for they knew that 
the people of Immerkalt hated 
witches more than anything except 
mosquitoes. Suddenly there came a 
knock at the door, and the hags' 
hearts sank within them. At length 
Georgia rose and walked slowly to 
the door. (Euda stood up, dropping 
her knitting into the fire again). 

"Come on, Witcftes." Fritz stood 
at the door, surrounded by the an- 
gry townspeople. "We'll pay money 
no more to keep our sheep clean." 

Though Georgia and Euda denied 

vehemently the charge of witch- 
craft they were nevertheless led to 
the square and bound respectively 
to two stakes. As the fire was 
lighted beneath them, Georgia 
chuckled, "It's a good thing they're 
burning us up, for we really are 
witches, you know." 

"Yes," said Euda, and she pulled 
out her knitting and dropped it into 

Page 1 

observe the stratigraphy, and the 
Cahaba coal field, to see the stratig- 
raphy and coal seams. After leav- 
ing Cahaba they were shown points 
of interest at Saganan and Red 

A Business of His Own 

A student at New York University 
has discovered a new way to work 
his way through school. Standing 
about in Washington Square, he 
realized he was averaging 80 cents 


cJlamlart ejCeadi jPiLe Sail 


Pi Kappa Alpha 
Presents Garnet 
And Gold Ball 
Tcftnorrow Night 


Collins, from Page 1 

be widened. A parking area could 
be constructed in front of the book- 
store. Cars would even be parked 
in Munger Bowl back of the track 
by cutting back some of the em- 
bankment. These ideas are just ex- 
amples of what could be done when 
funds are provided. 

When the roadway up to the 
back of Hanson Hall is finished, 
there will be a few more parking 
spaces near that dormitory. Com- 
pletion is expected by the end of 

The student body itself can help 
a 1 1 e v i a te the situation by not 
wasting space when they park 
around the grounds. 

America is still the land of op- 
portunity. The only foreigner who 
didn't make any money here was 
Christopher Columbus. 

I just warrt "to qet tke facts, 


A well digger in California raised 
fish with the water he struck at 580 
feet, Feb. 10. Sticklebacks— about 
an inch and ahalf long Prof. Glenn 
A. Noble, head of the Dept. of Bi- 
ological Sciences at Cal State Poly- 
technic College, said: "If itis an 
authentic case it is very unusual." 

Dr. Earl S. Herald, curator of 
acquatic biology at Steinhart 
Aquarium said, "It is a controversial 
issue and I will look into it. 




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Delta Chapter of Pi Kappa Al- 
pha Fraternity at Birmingham- 
Southern will honor the college 
contingent at the first fraternity 
dance of the Fall season from 0 to 
12 p.m. Saturday in the college 

Fraternity President Gerald Lam- 
bert will lead the dance with Mrs. 
Peggy Lambert, of the Delta Zeta 
Sorority. Mrs. Lambert will wear 
a gown of light blue lace over net 
and taffeta. 

Other fraternity officers and 
dates will include: vice-president, 
Bob Jett, Miss Kit Martin; treas- 
urer, Bob Bowker, Miss Marion 
Bayard; secretary, Bob Satterfield, 
Jo Sawyer. 

Members and dates will be: Jim 
Box, Nancy Warren; Dave Butt- 
ram, Mary Ann Haslam; Bill Love- 
lace, Martha Hughes; Rip Kirby, 
Ellen Bryant; Don Kirkpatrick, Ja- 
net Graff; Preston Miller, Helen 
Trevarthen; Bob Satterfield, Jo 
Sawyer; Clyde Winter, Delores 
Lay ton; Pete West, Evelyn Fenn; 
Fred Whittaker, Jo Ann Alvarez; 
Jim Young, Delores Lawler; Gayle 
Wadsworth, Bevery Stamps; Aub- 
rey Barnard, Ruby Toilette; Billy 
Hauer, Estel Mullinax; Jack Shear- 
er, Jerrie Murphree; Grady Smith, 
Jeanne Waller; Jim Vallely, Car- 
olyn Vallely. 

Pledges and dates include: Jack 
Flippo, Dale Morgan; Roland Lee, 
Charlene Parkinson; Scott Meade, 
Evelyn Brown; Mike Polny, Con- 
nie Conway; John Satterfield, 
Peggy Smith; David Wynn, Martha 
Jane Pullen; Kenneth Yates, Char- 
lene Smith; Glen Youngblood, Julia 
Bruce; Frank Jones, Gertrude Hub- 

Attending stag are: Paul Cosby, 
Finley Eversole, Charles Nelson, 
Bill Burton, Howard Carle, Wil- 
lingham Graben, Fred Loveless, and 
Roy Hanks. 

Chaperones will be Dr. and Mrs. 
Allen Towers and Dr. J. A. Doubles 
and Miss Helen Reid. 

Aiuinm expected to attend are: 
David Upton, Joe Crump, Jim Lam- 
bert, Jim Nash and Ted Jones. 

Lyle Wilkins and his orchestra 
will furnish the music for the event 
After the dance a breakfast will 
be held for members and dates at 
the Lotus Club. 


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by John Hutcheson 

ATO's Take Lead 
In Series 

ATO's Defeat PIKa's— 39-6 

The ATO's downed the Pikes last 
week to accomplish their second 
win of the season against no losses. 
A tied game at the first of the 
season against the SAE's prevents 
them from having a perfect rec- 
ord and average. It was the first 
loss for the Pikes, and gives them a 
SCO average— with one won and 
one tied. 

Independents upset SAE's — 22 to 6 
Last Wednesday a strong Inde- 
pendent team upset the SAE's by 
a score of 22 to 6. It was the In- 

dependents' game all the way, with 
such standouts as Bill Henke, Bob 

Walker, and E^ajfc*"2Afcel?"A pass 
from Walker to Baker was good 
for an early score in the first quar- 
ter. A pass completion by Henke 
was good for the extra point. Be- 
fore the end of the quarter Bob 
Walker completed* another T. D. 
pass to Jim Griffin; the extra point 
attempt failed. In the second quar- 
ter Bill Henke threw a long high 
pass that fell into the hands of 
Benton Baker, for the third Inde- 
pendent score. The kick for the 
extra point by Henke was good, 
and the Independents led 20 to 0. 
On the last play before the half 
Buddy Reese rushed an SAE kicker, 
and caught him behind the goal, 
to make the score at half-time 22 
to 0, in favor of the Independents. 

In the last half the SAE's scored 
their only six points on a pass 
from Charles Browdy to Harold 
Estock. The extra point kick was 
blocked, and the game ended with- 
out further scoring. Final result: 
Independents— 22; SAE's— 6. 

Chi over Theta Chi 
The Lambda Chis claimed their 
first win last week over a spirited, 
but undermanned Theta Chi team. 
The Theta Chi's were the first to 
score, with a pass from Bob York 
io Allen Perry. The extra point 
attempt was successful. In the sec- 
ond quarter, the Lambda Chi's, with 
the passing of George Allen and 
Burt Batson, moved from mdifield 
down to the Theti Chi goal. On a 
pitch-out from Allen to Roy Bur- 
nette, the Lambdas completed a 
touchdown pass; but, on the fol- 
lowing play they failed to convert 
for the extra point. Their second 
score was accomplished on a pass 
interception, and the extra point 
was good on a pass from Allen to 
Burnette. In the last half the Theta 
Chi's gained an additional two 
points when Gary Seale stepped 
out of the end zone while punting 
behind the Lambda Chi goal. Dark- 

ness prevented any other effective 
passing, and neither team was able 
to score on the ground. Final score: 
LXA— 13, TX-9. 

ATO's knock KA's— 21-0 
In the "BIG GAME" of the season 

last Friday, the ATO's knocked the 
KA's out of first place by defeating 
them 21 to 0. This puts the ATO's 
on the top rung of the ladder, and 
as the situation looks now, that 
will be their permanent roost. They 
liave, however, two more big ones 
to play against the Preachers and 
Independents (who are tied for 
third place), and as most fans 
know, most anything can happen 
in this series. 

In spite of the score, the KA's 
played a good game with Johnny 
Biddle getting off some good passes 
to Ed Gilreath and James Bennett 
Outstanding linesmen were Lynn 
Crouch a"d Ray Warth at Center 
and Guard. Final score: 21 to 0, 

A letter to a former professor at 
Smith College was returned to us 
recently, inscribed, "Deceased- 
Address unknown." 

Fri day, November 13, 1953 

Girls' Sports 


The third round of badminton 
must be played by Monday at 5:00. 
Quite a few forfeits were marked 
up in the first two rounds and all 
girls are urge<' to play their 
matches. , 

In a keen tennis tournament Mit- 
chie Mitchell, Ellen Bryant and 
Eleanor Hamiiton-Makie Haslam 
battled it out for the top position. 
Also in the semi-finals were Marilyn 
Butler-Harriett Higdon and Clara 
Lee Hammett-Patsy Shinn. 

The volleyball tournament ended 
Nov. 11. Congratulations go to the 
volleyball officials. Officiating 
were: Zeta— Eleanor Hamilton and 
Makie Haslam; KD — Clara Lee 
Hammett and Mae Mae Neely; 
AOPi— Merry Lynn Hayes, Mary 
Jacq Snow, Connie Conway, Marilyn 
Butler, Faye Hendrix. and Suzanna 
Davis; Pi Phi— Shirley Hines and 
Carolyn Cox; Gamma Phi— Myrt 
Greene and Mary Ann Crosley; 
Theta U— Evie Raich; and Ind.— 
Betty Story, and Anna Lois Cecil. 



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. • • 

by a 1953 survey audit of actual sales in more 
than 800 college co-ops and campus stores 
from coast to coast. Yes, for the fifth straight 
year Chesterfield is the college favorite. 


The country's six leading brands were ana- 
lyzed—chemically—and Chesterfield was found 
low in nicotine—highest in quality. 

This scene reproduced from Chesterfield's 
famous "center spread" line-up pages in 
college football programs from coast to coast. 


Vol. XXI, No. 8 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

"Amahl" Opera wj ^ . . , 

To Be Monday \ n ^Ppy Conspiracy or Crime and Comedy Ends 

2 Performances, Studes 
To See It FREE at 7 

by Roye Wates 

The Music Department's produc- 
tion of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christ- 
mas opera, "Amahl and the Night 
Visitors," will be presented Mon- 
day night, Nov. 23, in Munger 
Auditorium. For student's conven- 
ience and to assure ample seating 
space for all, there will be two per- 
formances. The first, at 7:00 will be 
for students only and admission will 
be by presentation of activities' 
cards. Students are requested to 
call Mrs. Parper at the Conserva- 
tory in advance for reservations. 
The second performance will begin 
at 8:30 for non-college music lovers. 

The college choir Ensemble, under 
the direction of Mr. Raymond An- 
derson, will prefix the evenings per- 
formance with selected Christmas 
carols in keeping with the Christ- 
mas theme of the opera. 

"Amahl" is familiar to most Hill- 
toppers from its three highly suc- 
cessful Television productions. 
Those who have seen the opera in 
this medium will by no means be 
disappointed with the College's at- 
tempt, for, with a few exceptions, 
the production is creditable. And, 
if you have not seen the opera on 
television or otherwise, you will 
miss an enjoyable evening by not 
coming Monday night. 

The story of the opera is Mr. 
Menotti's conception of the Italian 

(See AMAHL, Page 2) 

Skishers Thrilled 

The thrill of the strike-as a beau- 
tiful bass grabs your plug; the 
sing 'of your line and the whir of 
your reel-as down he goes through 
the cool, shady depth; the splash! — 
as up he darts to the surface in a 
frenzied fight as he throws his 
quivering mass before you; then 
after tense moments of play and 
finally the catch! This is what the 
Skish Club talked about Thursday 
when they meet to plan their fishing 
trip to Guntersville during the 
Thanksgiving holidays. One and an 
who are interested in fishing are 
invited to make the trip. Contact 
Clarence Farmer if you desire to go. 

Mr. Hilltopper To 
Receive Crown In 
Gym Sat. Night 

Thirteen candidates will vie for 
the annual Mr. Hilltopper crown 
tomorrow night in Munger Audi- 
torium. The variety show begins 
at 7:30 p.m. and a dance follows in 
the lobby of the gym. Mr. Hilltop- 
per will be crowned during the 

The candidates and their sponsors 
are: SAE— Bill Porter— PiKA— Don 
Kirkpatrick; ATO— Bobby Gray; 
LChi— Walter Greene; KA— Ray 
Worth; Delta Sig— Conrad Lamon; 
Theta Chi— Bob York; Zeta— Dave 
Buttram; KD — Charles Browdy; 
Theta U— Fred Whittaker; Gamma 
Phi— Russel Luquire; Pi Phi — 
Tommy Ogietree; Independent 
Women— Pete West. 

The Hilltopper show is sponsor- 
ed annually by Alpha Omicron Pi 
sorority as part of their philantropic 
work. During the show a cup will 
be presented to the outstanding 
AOPi senior. 

Chaperons for the dance are Mr. 
and Mrs. Hamilton, Dr. and Mrs. 
James R. Wesson, and Dr. and Mrs. 
Alfred Cannon. 

Freshman YWCA 
Group Elects 

The Freshman Commission has 
eleected officers as follows: Presi- 
dent — Mary Pylant; Secretary — 
Louise Carver; Treasurer— Evelyn 

The commission is now planning 
a Christmas party for underprivi- 
ledge children. The Commission is 
also preparing a food basket to be 
given to a needy family for Thanks- 
giving. All members who would 
like to contribute food do so Mon- 
day, Tuesday, and Wednesday of 
next week. 

The YWCA picture will be made 
on Monday, November 30 at 10:00 
in Stockham. Everybody please be 

Magic of Orient Show 
In Ramsay Now — Dec. 9 

The lure, the magic of the mys- 
terious Orient is yours for the 
viewing. Wednesday, November 18, 
an important art exhibit com- 
menced. The exhibit will run 
through December 9 in Ramsay, 
Room 33. 

Mr. MacMahon, head of the Art 
Department, has featured many 
Japanese colored wood block prints 
in this unusual display. These 

Cheerleaders Tryouts 

Cheerleader Tryouts are being 
held today at 10:00 in Munger audi- 
torium. All students are urged to 
attend and vote for their choices 
for 'Southern Cheerleaders for bas- 
ketball season. A clinic has been 
held every afternoon this week for 
the girls to get in practice. 

Those in the tryouts are: Mar- 
garet Frost. Patti Turner, Peggy 
Noah, Louise Carver; Faye Hen- 
drix, Jean Wilson, Helen Starnes, 
Jane Harpole, Delynn Armstrong, 
and Teresa Bruno. 

May the best gals win! 

prints are exquisite pictures, re- 
flecting the spirit and magic of the 
East. Representative of the intrigu- 
ing prints is the picture reproduced 
below. It is "Suma Beach" by the 
great Hiroshige. 

by Hiroshige 

"A curve for the shore, 
A line for the lea 
A tint for the sky 
Where sunrise will be—" 

This exhibition, sent to Birming- 
ham-Southern by the Robert Lee 
Gallery, consists of selections from 
a large and varied collection of rare 
(See ORIENT, Page 2) 

Don't d« 
Mortimer pours, while 
victim, draw nigh. 

Entre Amigos On 
Real Culture Jag 

by John Lott 

The Entre Amigos are really 
learning about Spanish and Latin- 
American culture in an interest- 
ing kind of way. Since the fall 
quarter began there have been two 
meetings of the Entre Amigos spon- 
sored by Dr. Hernandez. At each 
meeting members were treated to 
"Cokes" on the house. 

At the first meeting Dr. Her- 
nandez showed kodak slides of in- 
teresting scenes of Spain and Latin 
America. One picture of particular 
interest was of an arena where bull 
fights are held. When one buys a 
ticket to witness a contest in the 
arena he pays according to which 
side of the arena he sits on rather 
than how close down to the area. 
In the hot climate it is more com- 
fortable to sit on the shady side of 
the arena so naturally the tickets 
for that side cost more. 

(See AMIGOS, Page 2) 

B. S. U. Plans Missions 

by Wesley Walker 

The theme of the Baptist Stu- 
dent Union for the remainder of 
November and through the month 
of December will be Mission work. 

At the meeting Tuesday, Nov. 
17 Mr. McNeal gave a short talk 
on the work of their mission in for- 
eign lands. 

To carry out this theme a group 
of BSU students, led by Bob Porter, 
visited the Cooks Springs' Old 
Folks Home in the afternoon fol- 
lowing the meeting. The BSU 
group plans to make these trips 
every other Tuesday, the next one 
being on Tuesday, Dec. 1. 

Chesty Gets Wads and 
Wads of Dough At BSC 

Almost 600 dollars has been 
pledged by 'Southern during this 
1953-54 Community Chest Drive, in 
the most suicessful appeal of this 
type yet staged here. 

The total contributions thus far 
reported to Dr. Weaver, Faye Hen- 
drix and Walter Greene, Chairmen 
of the Drive, amount to five hun- 
dred and seventy-three dollars and 
four cents. 

The total of pledges received 
from the faculty and staff was 505 
dollars. The ten student organJza- 
(See CHESTY, Page 2) 

Talks About War, 
Peace, In Cellar 

by Harriet Higdon 

A quiet soft-spoken man sat in a 
rocking chair and spoke to a group 
of about eighty students, teachers 
and pressmen. The man was Jim 
Lucas. He has brown hair and 
blue eyes, and he looks like some- 
one's father you might have met 
somewhere. And yet, when he 
talked, the whole room was quiet- 
even our psuedo-intellectuals lis- 
tened with rapt attention. 

He talked about war and about 
peace, about MacArthur and about 
repatriation, but most interesting 
to most of us, about what the tvpical 
"G. L" thinks, feels, and is'. 

"What does the 'G. I.' think about 
MacArthur?" someone asked. 

"The typical 'G. IV said Mr. 
Lucas, "doesn't think about Mac- 

( See LUCAS, Page 2) 

Crescent Girl 
Fete Is Tuesday 

Tuesday night, Nov. 24, the Lamb- 
da Chi Alpha fraternity will cele- 
brate its annual Crescent Girl Ban- 
quet. Candidates for Crescent Girl 
are Louise Carver, Jean Clark, Sil- 
via Dickerson. Virginia Hughes 
Loretta Jones, and Betty Jean Ryan. 
A secret ballot was held on Mon- 
day night, but the members of the 
fraternity and the candidates will 
not find out the results until Tues- 
day night. Ann Kennemer, the 
current Sweetheart, will present a 
loving cup and bouquet to the new 
Crescent Girl. 

Existentialism Topic 
Of Le Cercle Address 

Charles Matthews, who is just 
back from Europe, will give a dis- 
cussion on L' Existentialisme to Le 
Cercle Francaise next Monday, 
Nov. 23. Since this will be Le 
Cercle's last meeting of this quar- 
ter, it was planned to have Mr. 
Matthews give his ideas of this in- 
teresting subject so that the mem- 
bers will have deeper insight into 
present day France as a founda- 
tion for next quarter's programs. 
Everyone is Invited to hear this 

Critic Finds "Arsenic" 
Generally Successful 

by John Constantine 

For us theatre hungry Birming- 
hamians, the College Theatre has 
been presenting for the past two 
nights the famous Joseph Kesselring 
mystery-comedy, "Arsnic and Old 
Lace,'* under the direction of Stuart 
Mims. This play is, in my opinion, 
about the best comedy-melodrama 
yet written for the American stage, 
and it is for that happy reason that 
this production comes off generally 
successfully. "Arsenic" was writ- 
ten, I should judge, for the sole 
purpose of proving one thing— that 
it can make you laugh. In that it 
succeeds — many times. It comes off 
a real "boff-hit" — in spots. 

The story is well known, even by 
many who have never seen the 
play. It treats of the charmingly 
daft Brewsters. The central figures 
of the play are two "charitable " 
sisters, Abby and Martha, then- 
brother Teddy, who thinks he is 
Terry Roosevelt (which is, after 
all, better than "crawling under the 
bed and thinking he's nobody at 
all"), their brother Jonathan, who 
as a boy used to delight in cutting 
worms in half— with his teeth,— 
and their brother Mortimer, who 
must somehow keep his sanity as 
he suffers through the others' 
escapades like Orestes with his 

But the central interest lies with 
Abby and Martha; in short, as these 
two sweet ai.d charming old ladies 
go about their cnosen avocation of 
administering their own brand of 
charity (they ply their intended 
victims with home-made elderberry 
wine, well spiked with arsenic) 
they provide celestial entertain- 
ment and heavenly fare of the sort 
one does not get from any other 
mystery — comedy I know of. 

This production is fortunate in 
having in its cast several compet- 
ent to strong actors. 

To the rather difficult role of 
Jonathan, Frank Marshall bring a 
rare talent. When his pace is slow 
and sure enough, he creates a really 
sinister aura about the stage. His 
' villian's downfall" exit is a super- 
lative piece of visual comedy. Sinis- 
ter, if not almost frightening, in 
appearance, gesture and voice, Mar- 
shall plays, at times to the hilt, a 
very meaty role. He does not, how- 
ever, always do full justice to his 
lines, but neither does anyone else, 
except perhaps A! Perkins as Ted- 

Teddy, as plfyed by Perkins, is 
type casting par excellence. He 
brings a booming, commanding 
voice and a husky, commanding 
frame to a role requiring just these 
very qualities. 

A rather less happy piece of cast- 
ing is that of Avlona Yarbrough in 
the important role of Abby. Miss 
Yarbrough's performance during 
the first act is considerably less 
vivid and more monotonous than 
should be expected. However, in 
acts two and three, during which 
her dines are not so long as before, 
her timing and reading improve, 
making for a more convicing Abby. 

Martha, the "stooge" sister, is 
strongly played by Virginia Cov- 
ington. Miss Covington's Martha 
takes on the propostions that act- 
ually should have been accomplisn- 
de by the actress portraying Abby 
—and this is unfortunate, as it tends 
to weaken Abby unnecessarily. 
Miss Covington's performance is of- 
ten most fxpfrt and always some- 
thing more than competent, and it 
(See ARSENIC, Page i) 


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Friday, November 20, 1953 


EDITOR: John Constantine. 



CLUB ED: Walter Miller. 


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version of the Christmas story. Kit 
Martin, as Amahl, portrays a crip 
pled twelve-year-old boy who is 
visited at night by three kings from 
the East. These kings are in search 
of a child to whom they are being 
led by a star. 

Miss Martin, whose voice, espe- 
cially in its higher register, is al- 
most completely non-vibratto, gives 
the impression of an immature male 
voice (which, of course, is good). 
Her rendition is musical and con- 

Miss Betty Jo Williams is familiar 
to all who have heard her per- 
formances in previous operas, the 
most recent being 'The Old Maind 
and the Thief." Miss McWilliams' 
voice stands in nice contrast to Miss 
Martin's, the former being of a heav- 
ier quality. Miss McWilliams, as the 
mother, does a fine piece of acting 
and her usual steady, accurate sing- 
ing stabilizes the performance. She 
promise^ to be perhaps the eve- 
ning's best performer. 

The Kings— Wayne McCaim, Bill 
McLain, and Andy Reese — achieve 
at times almost barber-shop blend. 
Mr. McLain, being the most ex- 
perienced of the three, gives the 
most sensitive interpretation. Andy 
Reese, a freshman, has a pleasing 
baritone voice which he utilizes in- 

The chorus does surprisingly well 
for an amateur group unused to 
operatic assignments. The soprano 
section performs with assurance, 
the alto section is fortunately minus 
the expected straight tone, and the 
bass section is fair, though at times 
a little behind the beat. The ten- 
ors almost ruin ihe blend of the 
other sections with their forced 

The staging, handled by Bob 
Stapleton, is good but could be im- 
proved in sports to make the ac- 
tion seem more natural while al- 
lowing the singers to see the con- 
ductor. Rebecca Jennings has done 
a fine job with the scenery in the 
short time allowed. 

The instrumental ensemble, un- 
der Arthur Bennett Lipkin's baton, 
adds to the performance. 

All in all, Martha Dick McClung 
has done a monumental task well. 
In training the voices and super- 
vising the whole production she has 
had a difficult assignment when 
one considers the mass of inex- 
perienced participants. Her produc- 
tion constitutes a pleasant evenings 

AMIGOS, from page 1 

The Entre Amigos were enter- 
tained by the music of Beethoven, 
Liszt, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, 
and other European composers ar- 
ranged in Latin-American styles 
and take it for a fact— it really 
sounded good. They also heard 
authenic Spanish folk music played 
by the greatest guitar player in 
the world. 

They are eagerly waiting for the 
next meeting which will be soon. 
If you are interested in Spanish 
and Latin-America culture you are 
welcomed to the next meeting of the 
Entre Amigos. 

WHILE TEDDY, on balcony, sounds a bugle call to action, O'Hara, 

of this 

Rooney, Martha, Abby, Dr. Harper, 
is tonight. 

Choir Busy As — 

This has been a very busy week 
for the college choir. They held 
elections this week, the results of 
which are: 

Pres.— Fred Schlosser, V. Pres.— 
Ray Warth, Sec— Kit Martin. Treas. 
—Bobby Jett. 

The Choir presented a program 
at Shades Valley School, Wednes- 
day, Nov. 18, and at Phillips, Nov. 
19. They also sang in Decatur, Oct. 
18, at the Central Methodist Church. 


Notice, All Accent 
Staff, All Organizations 

All organizations are urged to 
keep the picture schedule for the 
Accent and refer to it so that no 
will miss his place. The sched- 

Monday, November 23 
10:00 Honor Council 
Student Life 
Executive Council 
2:00 Alpha Lambda Delta 
Religious Council 
2:30 American Chemical Society 
3:00 Skish 

3:30 Theta of Kappa Pi 

Theta Sigma Lambda 
4:00 Independent Women 
4:30 Kappa Phi Kappa 
Kappa Delta Epsilon 
Tuesday, November 24 
10:00 Ministerial Association 
10:15 Le Cerle Francais 
10:15 Entre 
12:30 Choir 

Mu Alpha 
1:30 Hanson Hall Council 

(at Hanson Hall) 
2:00 Hilltop News 

Southern Accent 
2:30 Panhellenic Council 
Mortar Board 
6:00 M.S.M. 
6:15 I.H.S. 
Monday, November 30 
10:00 Y.W.C.A. 

Freshman Commission 
1:30 Triangle Club 
1:45 Interfraternity Council 
2:00 Eta Sigma Phi 
2:15 Phi Sigma Iota 
Tuesday, December 1 
10:00 P. E. Club 

College Theatre 
Wednesday, December 2 
1:30 B.S.U. 
1:45 O.D.K. 
2:30 Galileans 

There will be a complete staff 
meeting of the Accent Monday at 
3 p.m. in Munger Auditorium. All 
»f those who have signed up to work 
m the annual are urged to be 

HTN Wishes You a 
Happy Thanksgiving 

ARSENIC, from page 1 

is my contention that had she been 
cast as Abby and had Miss Yar- 
brough turned her energies to the 
Martha role, this production would 
have been considerably strength- 

Don Davis does a thoroughly sat- 
isfying job as Dr. Eistein, Jonathan's 
accomplice. His German accent is 
convincing, funny and consistent, 
and he makes sisten (Herman, 
that is) appropriately doltish. 

Roger Clayton as Mortimer is in 
a role that requires a lot of stage 
business from him and a ceaseless 
flow of stock reactions. He han- 
dle them all quite competently, 
and is sufficiently convincing dur- 
ing the whole play. Mr. Clayton is 
strongest, it seems to me, during 
the long first act. 

To the love-interest role of Elaine, 
Krist in Gebel brings a rare beauty 
but her reading is frequently un- 
convincing and it is not until the 
very last part of the play that she 
is as warm and "fresh" in her ap- 
proach to her lines as she should 
have been throughout the whole of 
her performance. 

In the minor roles, Gene Bishop 
as officer O'Hara runs away with 
the honors. He makes his scenes 
sparkle with a professional polish 
that does the play a great deal of 
good. Jim Blackwell and Bill 
Gandy, also as cops, fill their roles 
adequately. Glenn Hewett as Lt. 
Rooney is physically convincing 
but has the most trouble with the 
attempt for the Brooklynese accent. 
Only Bishop is excellent in this 
regard. Earl Gosset as a minister 

an unsympathetic char- 
acter to a sadly sympathetic one 
all in one scene and this seems to 
me a poor choice he should not have 
done so merely to establish a char- 
acter for the Brewster sisters. 

The set, by Mary Jean Parson, 
should have had a more dantily 
feminine quality ( this would have 
made the murders more incon- 
grueous and subsequently funnier), 
but the set is attractive and lends 
itself to the fluidity of the staging 
very well. The superlative costum- 
ing job was the work of Frances 

The last performance of this sea- 
son's college theatre production is 
tonight. I strongly recommend that 
you take in "Arsenic and Old Lace," 
a very happy conspiracy of crime 

LUCAS, from page 1 

Arthur. He thinks of three things 
—>R. and R. and Women, and mostly 
about women." 

Even Mr. President sometimes 
says the wrong thing. Ike, talking 
to a gentleman who always seemed 
to be around, asked him once, "Sir, 
what business are you in?" 

"I'm in V. O. A. (Voice of Ameri- 
ca to us), Mr. President." 

To which Mr. President replied, 
"What's that? Some local outfit?" 

Jim Lucas introduced us to Dr. 
Rhee. Through him, we saw Dr. 
Rhee as a brave, determined little 
man who had the good of his coun- 
try. Korea, at heart. And by com- 
pletely ignoring Dr. Rhee's ideas of 
what should be done with Korea, 
the U. S. made an international 
faux pas that should have been a 
lot more serious. 

The typical Chinese soldier is not 
too different than the soldier in 
Uncle Sam s army. He doesn't think 
is he going home but of WHEN IS 
HE going home. 

Having Mr. Lucas on the campus 
was an occasion for a great number 
of us. We'd like to hear more like 

ORIENT, from page 1 

Japanese prints brought to this 
country many years ago. 

Each print is made by hand by 
the same primitive methods that 
have distinguished this folk art 
since the great days of Hiroshige 
and Hokusia, and each is charm- 
ing and fascinating. 

All of the pictures in this ex- 
hibit are for sale. Price range from 
75 cents to 15 dollars. 

Boy: "Darling, let's have a secret 
love code. If you nod, I can hold 
your hand; if you smile, I can kiss 

Girl: "Don't make me laugh." 

Now is the time for all good men 
to come to the aid of the party. 

tions who contributed pledged a 
total of 61 dollars and 39 cents, 
who contributed are: Inde- 
ents Women, Pi Phi. ZTA, KA. 
AOPi, Theta U. Lambda Chi, ATO, 
IHS, and MSM. The MSM group 
contributed the largest single pledge 
from these organizations. The loose 
collection irom students deposited 
in the Book Store was approxi- 
mately equal to the average pledged 
d> tne stuaent groups. 

On March 6, 1952 old style, Swed- 
en joined the USA as a Police State. 
The police were empowered to open 
letters and tap telephone wires. 

By the way, what are YOU doing 
toward having those practices 
barred in your community? 

Cleopatra is the result of four- 
teen generations of brother-sister 


Hilltop's Topper Of The Week 

in the Arctic and Mediteranean. 
His navy specialty was aviation 
electronics. He was discharged in 
1952 with the rate of second class 
^etty officer. 

Sammie enrolled in BSC in 1952, 
three days after his discharge, with 
not even a breather. Theta Chi 
claims his pledge. He is an En- 
gineering major at present with in- 
tentions of switching to Geology. 
He is a member of the Geology Club 
and Sderoe Department Editor on 
the Hilltop News. 

Sammie Joe Bryant Was born on 
October 17, 1930, in Anniston, Ale: 
He attended grammar school in 
Anniston and Kansas City, Mo. His 
family moved to Pascagoula, Missis- 
sippi, at the outbreak of the war 
It was there that he went to high 

He enlisted in the navy in 1948 
after completing the eleventh grade 
Sam served most of hie navy tim* 

by S. E. 

in stress time 

with the odor of guily 
nags and stalks the 

to discover 
how much they 
and the jails swarm 
with those who 

DOUBT Magkne 

Friday, November 20, 1953 



by Colleen Casey 

The Pan-Hellenic Council is busy 
working on plans for their dance 
on Dec. 5. The leadout will include 
three representatives from each so- 
rority, with the six presidents lead- 
ing the dance. 

SAEs are looking forward to the 
week of Nov. 28. Following the 
Alabama-Auburn game a party will 
be held for Southern's Iota chapter, 
Alabama Mu from the University, 
and Alabama Alpha Mu from Au- 
burn. It will be an informal supper 
party at the home of Tommy Mc- 

Zeta pledged Ellen Peake last 
Monday night. Following pledging, 
a banquet was held in the YWCA 
room. Last Tuesday the chapter 
went to Ketona as part of their 
philanthropic work. The program 
included group singing, followed by 
refreshments. Ann Gravlee was in 
charge of the arrangements. 

The Pikes pledges are planning a 
party for the > ■ ■lives, to be held on 
Dec. 16 in the Jefferson Room of 
the Thomas Jefferson. The brothers 
congratulate David Buttram, who 
won the horseshoe tournament; also, 
Preston Miller who was recently 
pinned to Martha Trevarthen. Big 
plans are in process for the Gay 
Nineties party, an annual affair. 

The Theta Us are thrilled over 
their new set of Silverware, do- 
natedto the chapter by the Skunk 
Holler Six. The Mother's Club is 
giving sets of dishes and glassware. 
Betty Lee Krueger received the 
Chapter Service Award for last 
year, and Jo Anne Alvarz was 
selected as Ideal Theta U. Follow- 
ing the Pan-Hellenic dance, a break- 
fast will be held for members and 
dates at the home of Jo Taylor. 
Tonight Mrs. E. A. Camp, Jr., will 
entertain the chapter with a slum- 
ber party. 

ATO announces the pledging of 
Bill Gandy. The Maltese Crossmen 

will gather tonight for a hayride 
and weiner roast. 

Marilyn Butler has succeeded 
Suzanna Davis as AOPi president. 
Plans are being completed for the 
Mr. Hilltopper contest, complete 
with the biggest program ever 
Entertainment will include a gen- 
erous sample of all the school tal- 
ent. The contest will be tomorrow 
night, with a dance in the gym 

Mrs. G. Russell Page (Province 
Director) is with the Gamma Phis 
this week. A rush party was held 
in the sorority room Wednesday 
night. The party was a supper 
party. We are happy to announce 
that Tom Carver and Myrt Green 
are engaged. Congratulations! 

The KDs had a very successful 
open house and were proud of 
their new room. The pledges gave 
a tea-party for the new pledges of 
the other sororities. The pledging 
of Sara Jo Whitlock took place on 
Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The 
KDs entered Charles Browdy into 
the Mr. Hilltopper contest. 

The Delta Sigs are looking for- 
ward to their founder's day banquet 
and dance to be held on the eve of 
the Alabama-Auburn football game. 
The Sphinxmen from the four Ala- 
bama chapters will meet at the 
Tutwiler Hotel this occasion. 

To Perplex You- 



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(or Something) 

by Grady Smith 

Said the professor, "This exam 
will be conducted strictly on the 
honor system. Please place your 
seats three spaces apart in alternat- 
ing rows. 

Brings to mind the man of the 
desert and the mirage. The nomad 
raised his head and visioned an 
oasis, to him in his situation, THE 
oasis. , It was his goal, a physical 
reality, born and sustained by men- 
tal desire for reality. 

He feared approaching it un- 
vpiled for fear that his physical 
desire would only in reality be 
mental desire. He covered his eyes 
with a veil as he approached his 
destination. (Such a veil is com- 
monly used in society now in this 
country.) He walked slowly, un- 

When he had reached his destina- 
tion, he removed his veil. He found 
his physical reality was only men- 
tal. It simply wasn't. 

If the nomad had approached his 
goal unmasked, he would have saved 
much physical evertion and mental 
strain. Much sooner would he have 
realized that his reality didn't exist. 

One cannot live on dreams and 
unstable fantacies of the imaginative 
desire. Physical realities taken for 
their worth with desire for logical 
improvement can be of some worth. 
Though as Dr. Weaver creates in my 
mind, truth is relative. 

Science-Fiction Addicts, 
Here's Your Chance! 

"Guys and Dolls" 
Entertaining Fare 

by John Hook 

The Broadway musical-comedy 
Guys and Dolls closed a week's suc- 
cessful run at the Temple Theatre 
in Birmingham, November 14. 
This fanciful play about gamblers 

has as its central character one 
Nathan Detroit (Sam Schwartz), 
who runs "the oldest established 
permanent floating crap game in 
New York," so the song tells us. 
It seems that he has been engaged 
for fourteen years to a doll named 
Adelaide (Gretchen Wyler), who 
dances at the Hot Box Night Club. 

Nathan bets another gambler, one 
Sky Masterson (Charles Fredericks) 
that the latter can't take a young 
mission lass, Sarah Brown (Marian 
Burke) to Havana with him. Sky 
succeeds, and falls in love with her. 

Guys and Dolls overflows with 
music, including such numbers as 
the well-known "A Bushel and a 
Peck," the romantic ballad "I've 
Never Been in Love Before," and 
the fast-moving title song. The 
dancing, too, is wel done. The open- 
ing and closing numbers, a New 
York scene, have as many char- 
acters in them as a three ring cir- 
cus. The Cuban dances are fast- 
paced and complicated. 

Little Dachshund 
Asleep on a log — 
Forest fire — 
Hot dog! 

Goal Line 

On Graymont — across 
from stadium 


75c, $1.50 Friday nights 


What will life in America be 
like 100 years from now? That is 
the theme of a new collegiate fic- 
tion contest, and a national science 
fiction magazine is paying $2,000 
for the answers. With suhmki-ans 
limited exclusively to undergrad- 
uates in the United States and Can- 
ada, students will present their 
prophesies in the form of a 10,000 
word novelette, basing their predic- 
tions on classroom work, their own 
interpretations of the trends today 
and their imaginations. 

The form of a novelette has been 
selected as a medium by the edi- 
tors of IF Magazine, sponsor of the 
contest, because 10,000 words can 
be handled more easily by amateur 
writers than a long novel, which 
requires too much time and ex- 
perience. The editors believe there 
are a great many young people in 
colleges who would like to ex- 
press their ideas and fancies on the 
subject if given the opportunity. 
Professional writers attending col- 
lege will not be eligible to enter. 

Ideas, imagination and plausibil- 
ity will count more than actual 
writing skill. The background can 
be any phase of life. The scene 
can be a city, village or the coun- 
try. Plots can be built around a 
profession, a family group or a 
single character. 

First pike is $1,000 in cash, with 
six runners up receiving an addi- 
tional $1,000 in prizes. Students 
submitting manuscripts must have 
them in the mails before midnight 
May 15, 1954. Winners will be an- 
nounced nationally the first week in 

If interested, consult the two-page 
circular that you will find posted 
on the bulletin board by the water 
fountain on the second floor of 
Phillips Science Building. 

got started... 


met as shy schoolkids at 
dancing school. Their paths 
criss-crossed for years as each 
worked hard to make a career. 
Finally, Grower, back from 
Service, ' teamed up" with » 
Marge. After months of 
strenuous rehearsal, they 
were a sensation, creating 
original "dance stories" for 
TV, movies and stage. They 
are now Mister and Missus. 



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by John Hutcheson 


SAEs Take Two 

The SAE's, by defeating the Re- 
ligious Students 6 to 0, and the 
Delta Sig's 25 to 0 last week, moved 
from seventh position in the series, 
up to tie the Pretacher's for fourth 
place in this week's standings. They 
play the Theta Chi's their next 
game, and wind up their season 
against the Pikes. 
KAs Defeat Pikes 31 to 0 

The KAs showed the old spark 
last Wednesday by taking the Pikes 
for a five touchdown ride. This was 
quite a comeback after their de- 
feat by the ATO's on the 6th, and 
it shows clearly their intention of 
not loosing another game this sea- 
son. In the first quarter the KA's 

scored two touchdowns with John- 
ny Biddle passing to Ed Gilreath 
for both scores. Biddle succeeded 
in kicking the only extra point of 
the game after the second TD. In 
the second quarter, once again the 
KAs drove goalward on a long pass 
from Biddle complete to Gene Grif- 
fin. The score resulted when Biddle 
completed a short one over the goal 
to Bill Thorn, and at the half the 
KAs lead by 19 points. In the last 
half the Pike's were unable to gain 
on the ground, and passers Dave 
Buttram and Bill Hauer could not 
hit their receivers due to a strong 
KA pass defence. The KAs, how- 
ever, rolled on to score again in the 
third quarter on a double pass play. 
Biddle pitched to Thorn, who in 
turn threw to Gilreath for the 
TR In the final minutes, Bill Thorn | 

Intercepted a Pike pas and re- 
turned the bal to the opposing 
team's goaline. On the next play 
Biddle pitched to Ray Warth for 
the final touchdown. Result: KAs 
31, PiKAs 0. 

Independent's Over Theta Chi's, 20-0 
The Independents gained their 

third win last week by defeating 
the Theta Chis 20 to 0. The Inde- 
pendents have been showing steady 
improvement, and itis expected that 
their game with the top place ATO's 
and second place KAc ■ 
mine the top three positions re- 
spectively, at the close of the sea- 

In the game last week, the In- 
dependents scored in the first quar- 
ter on a pass interception and re- 
turn by Bill Henke. A pass from 
Henke to Norton Baker was com- 
pleted two touchdown passes, both 
of which were to Bill Griffin, and 
also kicked an extra point to give 
the Independents the game by a 
final score of 20 to 0. 
Lambda Chis, Pikes Battle to 
Scoreless Tie 

Tuesday, the Pikes and Lambda 
Chis exhibited two evenly matched 
teams by fighting to a scoreless tie. 
The Lambda's threatened on two 

occasions, but were held in each 
case by a hard rushing line, and a 
good pass defense. Dave Buttram 
and Bill Hauer were the Pike stand- 
outs, and Gary Seale played an ex- 
cellent game on behalf of Lambda 
Chi. Final score A 0-0 tie. 

Women's Sports 

10 Make All-Stars 

rr b> Harriett Higdon 

The girls' volleyball season end- 
ed last week the Theta U.-Gamma 
Phi game. The Theta Us came 
through by a score of 34-28 to beat 
a hard fighting and much improved 
Gamma Phi team. 

In other games last week the In- 
dependents defeated the arrow girls 
36-17, and Kappa Deltas' 49-12. Zeta 
romped over KD 38-11. 

Here is the All-Star Volleyball 
team for 1953. Shirley Hines, Pi 
Phi; Marilyn Butler, AOPi; Merry 
Lynn Hayes, AOPi; Ann Yates, 
AOPi; Jane Harpole, Independent; 
Elsa Loemker, Independent; Makie 
Haslam, Zeta:Evie Balch, Theta U; 
and Mae Mae Neeley, KD; and 

Friday, November 20, 19 53 

Eleanor Hamilton, Zeta; one of 
these will be selected as alternate 
in a special run-off. 

The Zetas, receiving the sports- 
manship trophy for the last two 
years, may retain it again this 
year. This award is kept a secret 
until the final award. 

For all-star officials, we would like 
to say the Four H's were all great, 
and to almost say it will be two of 
the four definitely who will be the 

By the Four "H's" we mean 
Haslam and Hamilton, Zeta; Ham- 
mett, KD and Hines, Pi Phi. 

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by a 1953 survey audit of actual sales in more 
than 800 college co-ops and campus stores 
from coast to coast. Yes, for the fifth straight 
year Chesterfield is the college favorite. 


The country's six leading brands were ana- 
lyzed—chemically—and Chesterfield was found 
low in nicotine—highest in quality. 

This scene reproduced from Chesterfield's 
famous "center spread" line-up pages in 
college football programs from coast to coast. 

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Vol. XXI, No. 9 

Big Pan-Hellenic Dance Is Ton lorrow Night At 8 

"Simple Simon" To 
Be Winter Play 

The very active College Theatre 
group is busy planning its eagerly 
awaited Winter production. Sched- 
uled for production is the excellent 
"children's play" (sure to please all 
kids six to sixty), Simple Simon by 
Edward Harris, professor at Colum- 
bia University. 

Try-outs are scheduled for the 
first week of next quarter. 

There will be three performances 
of Simple Simon. The first, given 
specifically for BSC students and 
faculty, will be presented the eve- 
ning of Friday, March 5. Two per- 
formances Saturday, March 6, will 
be given mainly for the many chil- 
dren's and teen-age groups which 
will be attending. 

Mrs. Dorothy Scwartz is the di- 
rector for the Simple Simon pro- 
duction. Miss Rebecca Jennings will 
serve as technical director. 

The technical job confronting the 
crew is a most involved, intricate 
and difficult one. Among the many 
problems will be the necessity of 

Caa Dir. it no<rA *? 

otrtr nay, page o 

Art Films To Be 
Viewed a t City Ha 1 1 

Two very interesting art films 
will be shown Tuesday. December 
8. at the City Hall. These films are 
part of the second film series spon- 
sored by the Junior League and 
Committee. As season tickets are no 
longer being sold, tickets will be 
sold individually. The pictures to 
be shown are "Van Meegeren's 
Faked Vermeers" and "Masterpieces 
from the Berlin Museum." The 
fascinating story of the Berlin 
thefts will be related by Mr. How- 
ard, director of the Birmingham 
Museum. Mr. Howard was in Eur- 
ope for some time getting material 
on these thefts and has prepared 
an excellent discussion. 

The matinee performance is at 
2 p.m. at a cost of fifty cents per 
ticket. The evening performance at 
8 (cost: i dollar) is always preceded 
by a pleasant half hour social 
gathering during which good coffee 
is served. ' 

ODK Honorary 
Selects Six Men 

On Wednesday, November 25, the 
regular Convocation program was 
turned over to Omicron Delta 

Kappa honorary leadership society 
for men for its tapping of six new 
members. The men honored by 
selection were Walter Greene, 
Tommy Ogletree, Gaston Pollock, 
Bill Porter. G. L. Story and faculty 
member Dr. James Wesson. 

The leadership honor society was 
founded December 3. 1914. Omicron 
Delta Kappa's purpose is to recog- 
nize men who have during their 
college careers been outstanding in 
various collegiate activities. The 
phases of activities considered are 
scholarship, athletics, social affairs, 
religious affairs, speech, music, 
dramatic arts and publications. 

The well-rounded man and not 
merely the scholar, then, is the one 
due recognition by ODK. 

Qualifications for tapping to ODK 
include the candidates' character, 
leadership, and service in campus 
life, scholarship (to be selected, he 
must be in the upper thirty-five 
per cent of his class), fellowship 
and consecration to democratic 

Membership is open to Junior and 
Senior men and faculty members 
on the basis of these qualifications. 

Charles Browdy. president of 
ODK, led the Convocation program. 
The names of the new members 
were called out by the oracle, a 
service rendered by Dr. Cecil Aber- 

The following capsules consist of 
a brief resume of some of the many 
activities engaged by these busy 

Walter Greene is president of the 
student body and serves as presi- 
dent of Lambda Chi Alpha fratern- 
ity. Greene is on the executive 
council and the Student Life Com- 

Tommy Ogletree is outstanding 
in scholarship. He serves as chair- 
man of the honor council and is 
active in the Methodist Student 
Movement. He is a member of ATO 

Gaston Pollock is outstanding in 
See ODK, page 2 


Jean Clark Reigns 
As Crescent Girl 

Miss Jean Clark was selected as 
the Crescent Girl of Lambda Chi 
Alpha at the Crescent Girl Banquet 
held at The Club on Tuesday. 
November 24. The announcement 
was made by President Walter 
Greene. Until the announcement, 
the selection of Miss Clark was a 
secret to all but two of the brothers. 

Miss Ann Kennemei, the former 
Crescent Girl, made the presentation 
of ,a cup and a bouquet of roses to 
the new Sweetheart. Betty Jean 
! Ryan. Other candidates were Misses 
Louise Carver. Sylvia Dickerson, 
Virginia Hughes. Loretta Jones. 

As the presentation was being 
made, a fine quintet of brothers 
serenaded their new Crescent Girl. 

Members and dates were: Jim 
Girl, page 2 

Mission Focus 
Day To Be Dec. 8 

A Mission Focus Day Program is 
being sponsored by the B.S.U. for 
| all students on Tuesday, December 
8. Students will meet in the cafe- 
teria at 12:20 and eat together in 
the Greensboro Room. The program 
will run from 1:00-2:00 and will in- 
clude a panel on missions consist- 
ing of these topics: "Missions and 
Me," "Basics in Missions," and 
'Being Missionary." 

Miss Bertha Smith, missionary to 
China for 36 years, Miss Irene 
Chambers, field worker of the 
Home Mission Board, Miss Marjorie 
Stith. young people's secretary of 
Alabama Woman's Missionary 
Union, and Rev. Marion Moorhead, 
missionary to Japan, will be the 
program personalities. Rev. Moor- 
head will speak on "My Life and 

AOPi's Celebrate 
Founders Day Tuesday 

AOPi's will celebrate their Foun- 
ders Day Tuesday, Dec. 8 with 
alumnae, actives, and pledges at- 
tending. The sorority was founded 
on Jan. 2, 1897 at Barnard College, 
N. Y. 

A ceremonv honoring the four 
founders will highlight the evening 
program. Songs by the collegiate 
chapter will be the two sorority 
songs that has won them the In- 
fraternity Sing trophy for the past 
two years. 

Marilyn Butler is president of the 
active chapter and Sudie Wilkins 
heads the alumni chapter. 

Mary Ann Lee Talks 
On Korea To M. S. M. 

The Methodist Student Move- 
ment, better known as M.S.M., is 
an organization to which any stu- 
dent at Birmingham Southern can 
belong. Although you do not have 
to be a Methodist to be a member, 
you must be to hold the office of 

MSM meets every second and 
fourth Tuesday at 5:30 in Stock- 
ham. Those are supper meetings. 

At the last meeting. Mary Ann 
Lee, a Korean student, gave an 
interesting talk on hte religion and 
education and the dress and man- 
ners of her country. 

Everyone interested in fellowship 
and a lot of fun is urged to attend 
the next MSM meeting on Tuesday. 

Apology To Wm. L. Miller 

Due to a most regrettable error 
of omission, the HTN article "Big 
Box Office Bonanza," October 16, 
went completely uncredited. The 
editorial was based on William Lee 
Miller's article, "It May Be Box 
Office, But Is It the Bible?" in the 
September 29, 1953, edition of Re- 
porter magazine. The HTN extends 
its deepest apologies to Mr. Miller. 

Leadout Honoring 
Officers at 9:30 

Highlighting the fall social sea- 
son will be the first annual formal 
Pan-Hellenic dance tomorrow eve- 
ning. This all-campus dance will be 
held in the college gymnasium from 
8 to 12 o'clock. Music will be fur- 
nished by the Auburn Knights. 

A leadout at 9:30 will feature the 
president, vice-president, and Pan- 
Hellenic representatives of the re- 
spective sororities. At this time 
each of the six presidents will be 
presented an arm bouquet of roses 
by the sorority vice-president. 

Officers, members of the Pan- 
Hellenic Council and their dates 
who will be presented are: Gerry 
Palfery, president, Bill Porter; 
Martha Mae Neely, vice-president, 
Walter Greene; Joyce Hyde, secre- 
tary, James Bledsoe, Ellen Bryant, 
treasurer, Joe Legg; Marilyn But- 
ler, Tom Mitchell; Joanne Alvarez, 
Fred Whittaken. 

Shirley Hines. Mayo Sydes; Clara 
Lee Hammett, Gene Montgomery; 
Gertrude Hatfield; Mitchie Mitchell, 
George Howell; Faye Hendrix, 
George Kirchoff; Flora Simmons, 
Jere Williams. 

Peggy Warren, Bob Lee; Mary 
Ann Randall, Royce Lowe; Mona 
Ivy, Henry Cope land; Ann Grav- 
lee, Gene Griffin; Mary Jacq 
Snow, Dick McCulloch; and Colleen 
Casey, Larry McGinty. 

Two alumnae members of each of 
the sororities will serve during the 
intermission immediately following 
the leadout. Chairmen of the chap- 
erones for the evening will be Dr. 
and Mrs. Leon Sensabaugh. 

Other sorority members and their 
dates include the following: 

AOPi: Ann Barr, Bill Friday; 
Jean Branch, Bob Porter; Connie 
Jean Conway, Jack Shearer; Zachie 
Doughty, George West; Nancy 
Graves, Ken Lile; Katherine Chan- 
cey, Gene Crafton; Betty Ann 
Howell, Jim Crouch; Maryalyce 
Johnson, Bill Wallace; Berma Jar- 
rard, Harry Watkins; Kit Martin, 
Bobby Jett; Sue Monteith, John 
Poer; Margaret Richards, Don 
Parker; Bonnie Smith, Paul Franke; 
Dottie Tyler, Derrell Holmes; 
See Big Dance, page 3 

FEMMES-Snch FemmesH These are the girfa who will he in the leadout '-the first annual iM** 
Hatfield, Peggy Warren, Marilyn Butler, Mary Ann Randall. Mae Mae Neely, Gerry Palfery, Faye 
Bryant, Joyce Hyde, Mona I vie. 

Dance, Saturday night, December 5. Left to rijfht, are: Gertrude 

Clara Lee 

Page 2 


Friday, December 4, 1953 


EDITOR — John Constantine 




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To The Editor 

"Arsenic" Language Offends 

The Editor 
Hilltop News 

Birmingham-Southern College 
Dear Sir: 

Last Friday night I attended the 
play Arsenic and Old Lace, and I 
was very impressed by the per- 
formances of the players, especially 
the two old ladies. I think that the 
performances rendered by all of the 
people were done as well, if not 
better, as any college group could 
have done. I am. however, a little 
amazed and somewhat disgusted 
that Birmingham-Southern should 
be the place for a display of pro- 
fanity such as that which took place 
during the play. 

Now before you get the idea that 
I am a narrow-minded old "fogey," 

I should like to say that I am 
definitely not. I have always con- 
sidered myself a pretty broad- 
minded young person. I like to have 
fun and a good time as well as the 
next person, and I enjoy a good 
play as much as anyone I know. I 
would like to say. however, that I 
think that there are places where 
the line must be drawn in all mat- 
ters. It is a bad thing when a per- 
son will take a date to something 
where he will hear things said, and 
have them laughed at, hysterically, 
that he would probably knock a fel- 
lows teeth out for saying in the 
girl's presence outside the theater. 

I think the fault lies not only 
with the performers, but it lies with 
the director and other people con- 
nected, as well. 

As if this were not enough, the 
next night at Mr. Hilltoper there 
was more of the same type of 
language slung around. It was not 
as bad as in the play, but one thing 
that made it so bad was the fact 
that one of the lines was thrown 
in by a ministerial student. 

I have heard the old argument 
that as long as the Lord's name is 
not taken in vain, there is nothing 
wrong with it, but I remember that 
one of the things that Jesus was so 
critical of the Jews for was their 
tendency to follow the law to the 
letter and no further. 

I hope that you will see fit to 
print this, because I would like to 
know the opinions of other stu- 

Very truly yours, 

A Concerned Student 
(Ed: Don't overlook the author — 
that's the man who wrote It.) 

Some More On Profanity 

Joe College, 


November 25, 1953. 
The Editor 
The Hilltop News 
Birmingham-Southern College 
Dear Sir: 

Did you see the play "Arsenic 
and Old Lace," or was it "Poison 
and Same Old Thing"? I thought 
the actors did a gTand job, which 
truly showed that much time and 
effort had been spent. Afterward, 

my date and I discussed it at length 
and came to the conclusion that its 
efficaciousness was due to the pro- 
fanity used. We agreeded that those 
who used profanity were forceful 
and virile, that swearing was proof 
that one had an alert mind and a 
vigorous personality, and that it 
was evidence that he thought 
clearly and expressed himself con- 
vincingly. Further, the really ef- 
fective actors were those whose 

parts required cursing in order that 
they might be understood. When 
such a variety of meanings were 
able to be expressed in one word 
such as "damn," it was almost 
amazing how the few emphatic 
synonyms used, became sickening. 
This variety was accomplished by 
raising the voice, by lowering the 
voice while smiling, or by again 
raising the voice with an increase 
in volumn. Surely, it must have 
been to the fine Christian director- 
ship of the production that we owe 
its humor and effectiveness. 

We agreeded that profane words 
are tools with which to open all 
doors of the mind. Since this insti- 
tution is supported by a religious 
denomination, \vc need not concern 
ourselves with such Biblical state- 
ments as: "About all things, my 
brethren, swear not, neither by 
heaven, neither by earth, neither by 
any other oath; but let your yea be 
yea: and your nay, nay; lest ye fall 
into condemnation." Speech is a 
gift of God. For one's own sake, as 
well as that of God, he should make 
his speech effective He should in- 
crease his personal efficiency by 
cultivating the power of dynamic 
expression, relying upon words he 

can use anywhere! 

Hopefully Yours, 

Joe College 

P.S. Would appreciate your print- 
ing this "bit" of concern, as am 
interested in finding the opinion 
of others in the "College" family. 

(Ed: "Joe College," as you choose 
to label yourself— on this we are 
"agreeded"— I'd like you to meet 
"Concerned," or have you already 
met? The HTN. too, would be in- 
terested in finding out the opinions 

Jones; Andrew Pickerell, Nancy 
Humphries; Rodney Griffin, Betty 
Jean Ryan; Clarence Farmer, Betty 
Clyde Wade went stag. 


ODK, from page 1 

field of athletics. Among his 

write in! 

Crescent Girl, from page 1 

Blackwell, Virginia Hughes: Wal- 
ter Greene, Sylvia Dickerson; John 
Pearce. Ann Kennemer; Ray Can- 
trell, Jackie Dempsey; John Hutch- 
eson. Louise Carver; Charles Cope- 
land. Doris Shelton; Frank Mar- 
shall. Jean Clark: Elliot Jones, 
Charlotte Banks: Mr. and Mrs. 
Merwyn Brown. 

Pledges and dates were: Roy 
Burnett. Billie Hunter; Roy Bates, 
Mary Forrest Wesson; George 
Allen, Martha Jean Bailey; Gene 
Bishop. Winkie Hall; Gary Seals, 
Barbara Heron; Burt Batson. Caro- 
lyn Bryant; Glenn Hewitt, Loretta 

best-played sports is basketball. 

Bill Porter is Vice-president of 
the Student Body, serves on the 
Executive Council, the Student Life 
Committee, was recently elected to 
Who's V» i»t>' in American Universi- 
ties and Colleges and is president 
of SAE fraternity. He is outstand- 
ing in social affairs. 

G. L. Story is outstanding in the 
field of religious affairs. He is very 
active in religious life. Story holds 
an office in the Methodist Student 

Dr. James Robert Wesson, ac- 
claimed by Browdy as "outstanding 
in everything," has been of great 
help in many social affairs. Dr. 
Wesson is professor of mathematics 

The Magic of the Orient Art 
Show in Ramsay 33 is still running 
—will be on exhibition through 
Dec. 9. Plan to see it. 

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by Colleen Casey 

Highlight of the week will be the 
Pan-Hellenic dance tomorrow night 
from 8:00 till 12:00. Music will be 
furnished by the Auburn Knights, 
and everyone is invited to attend. 

In place of the usual dance. 
Pi Phi is planning a Mardi Gras 
Ball to be held in January. On 
Monday afternoon Devereaux Som- 
erville, a transfer student from 
Sophie Newcomb, will be affiliated 
with the Hilltop chapter. Later that 
evening a Senior Farewell will be 
given for Jean Thompson, followed 
by a "cookie shine" in the room. 

SAE's are already completing 
their plans for a busy holiday sea- 
son. Pledges will give actives a 
Christmas party the Wednesday 
after finals. The next big event will 
be a New Year's Eve party. Last 
Tuesday a group of the brothers 
went to Auburn for the basketball 
game there. 

Zeta's are happy to have their Na- 
tional Chapter Counsellor here this 
week. Two members have been 
racking up athletic honors recently. 
Mary Ann Haslam and Eleanor 
Hamilton won the tennis cup for 
the chapter's trophy shelf. Makie 
and Eleanor are also on the All- 
Star Volleyball team. 

The Pike pledge class will give 
their actives a party on Dec. 16 in 
the Jefferson Room of the T. J. 
One of the first things on the list 
of after-Christmas activities will be 
the annual Gay Nineties Ball. 

Theta U will have a breakfast 
following the dance tomorrow at 
the home of Pat Burke. Mr. and 
Mrs. Guy Bagley will entertain 
members and dates with a New 
Year's Eve party at their home. 

The AOPi's are planning a break- 
fast after the Panhellenic dance. 
The Mother's Club has charge of 
the food. The breakfast will be at 

the home of Dottie Tyler. Tuesday 
night the AOPi's will celebrate 
their Founders Day with a banquet 
in Stockham. AOPi's Merry Lynn 
Hayes and Marilyn Butler made 
the Volleyball Ail-Star team. Mary 
Jacq Snow and Ann Yates were 
chosen alternates. The AOPi's are 
planning a Christmas party for the 
afternoon of Dec. 11. 

Jean Clark was selected as 
Lambda Chi's Crescent Girl. Clara 
Lee Hammett was chosen as one 
of the four outstanding officials 
for the volleyball tournament. Mae 
Mae Neely was chosen as one of 
the All-Stars on the volleyball 
team. Clara Lee Hammett and Ce- 
leste Hayden were chosen as alter- 
nates. The Kappa Deltas are very 
proud of these girls. The Kappa 
Deltas are busy planning a Christ- 
mas party for some orphaned chil- 
dren with a party for the sorority 

The Lambda Chi's are proud to 
announce the selection of Jean 
Clark as their Crescent Girl of 
'53-'54. The selection was disclosed 
at the annual Crescent Girl ban- 
quet, held Nov. 24th at The Club. 
The Lambda's are planning three 
parties over the holidays, and 
everyone is looking forward to the 
New Year's occasion. The house re- 
modeling program will also get 
under way during the holidays, and 
come January the house on the hill 
will have a "new 

Patient: "Everybody thinks I'm 
crazy, doctor." 
Doctor: "Why?" 

Patient: "Because I like pan- 

Doctor: "Oh, that's nothing. I 
like pancakes, too." 

Patient: "Is that so? You must 
come over sometime soon. I have 
trunks filled with them." 

Big Dance from page 1 

Jeanne Waller, Dan Clayton; Fay 
Woody, Gene McBrayer; Ann Yates, 
Richard Roberts; Marilyn Scofield, 
Don Davis; Charlene Brasher, Hugh 
Bryant: Harriett Higdon, John Con- 

Gamma Phi: Mary Ann Crossley, 
Charles Giorlando; Nell Dendy, Bill 
West; Doris Earnshaw, Howard 
Carle; Ellyn Etchison, Lucius De- 
Yampert; Betty Jean Ryan, Rodney 
Griffin; DcV«-~Si' 1 eil6n: " Charles 
Copeland; Bronda Weeks, Kenneth 

KD: Judith Berry, Preston Jones; 
Jean Clark. Frank Marshall; Vir- 
ginia Covington, Julio Perez; 
Celeste Hayden. Walter Lewis; 
Martha Hughes, Bill Lovelace; Vir- 
ginia Ann Hughes, Jim Blackwell; 
Ann Kennemer, John Pearce; 
Peggy Massey. Pete Furio; Donna 
Mokros, Larry Mobbs; Evelyn 
Brown, Scott Meade; Mary Emily 
Burnam, Bob Gray; Elizabeth Cox, 
Winfred Carden: Barbara Folks, 
Garland Ward; Margaret Frost, 
Skeeky Moffett; Pat Newman, Jack 
Flippo; Sally Saxon, Don Thomas; 
Patsy Shinn, Jack Gillum; Sara Jo 
Whitlock, Russell Luquire: Jean 
Wilson, Benton Baker. 

Pi Phi: Frances Copeland, Max 
Bailey; Lillian Dixon, John Paul 
Tate; Shirley Ezell, Calvin McCol- 
lough; Kris Gebel, Charles Graff eo; 
Ginger McVea, Art Sharbel; Fran- 
ces Sensabaugh, Jack Real; Betty 
Jane Stone, Milner Snuggs; Jean 
Thompson, Neal Carter; Roye 
Wates, Tommy Boiling; Nancy 
Kelly, Bid Montgomery; Elsa Loem- 
ker, Dan Walton; Jane Mooty, Phil 
Timberlake; Patsy Pace, Bill Bax- 
ter; Lena Melle Winters, Don Gage. 

Theta U: Barbara Allen, Bill 
Kirk wood; Elvie Balch, Allen 
Balch; Ann Bates, Joe Clayton; Pat 
Burke, Leon Fillinjim; Marianne 
Ferrell, Don Eubanks; Barbara 
Hanners, G. W. Payne; Betty Lee 
Krueger, Anthony Rizzo; Alleine 
Lurton, Bob Potter; Frances Pritch- 

ett, David Moseley; Deborah Smith, 
Cary Humphrey; Jane Thomas, 
Charles Walker; Carolyn Welch, 
Joe Bond; Frances White, Charles 
Walker; Worth Bagley, George 
Binn; Theresa Bruno, David Vigi- 
lante: Shirley Fuller. Mike Polny; 
Harriette Houston. Bruce Hooten; 
Frieda Lehmann, James Burke; 
Collette Papp, Keith Baker; Jane 
Steiner, Ronnie Giles; Marguerite 
Surrellis, Warren Jensen. 

XTA: Judy Akin, Jimmy Allen; 
Mary Ann Haslam, Dave Buttram; 
Eleanor Hamilton, Alan Dimick: 
Peggy Lloyd, Seale Harris; Mary 
Jean Parson. Tom Screven; Louise 
Carver, John Hutcheson, Sylvia 
Dickerson. Ray Warth; Janet Graff, 
Don Kirkpatrick; Beck Holt. Ralph 
Pattillo; Lenita Long, Max Gordon: 
Peggy Noah, Bill Tanner: Mary 
Pylant, Johnny Cain; Jane Sirles, 
Bill Gandy; Annette Thorton, Art 
Mawhinney: Patti Turner, Henry 

Simple Simon 

causing the color of clothing to 
change or the stage on cue! ! It is 
considered, therefore, an excellent 
chance for those who like to get 
as much technical experience as 
possible. The play, considered des- 
tined by many to thoroughly capti- 
vate its audience, has advance 
notices that proclaim it "charming", 
"lovely", "terrific''. 

Abe Fawal, president of The Col- 
lege Theatre, said recently that he 
thinks this play will "present ex- 
cellent opportunities for learning 
and experience to those interested 
in all phases of the theatre." 

When the urologist and the phy- 
chiatrist went into business to- 
gether in the same office, the sign 
on their door read: "We 

Women's Sports 

by Harriett Higdon 

With the fall quarter nearly over 
intra-mural sports are at a low-ebb. 
The only battle left to be fought 
out is the badminton tournament. 
Those still fighting it out are Balch, 
Palfrey, Harpole and Wilson. 

The mighty Independent team, 
only eight strong, met the All-Stars 
in a practice game last Thursday. 
The All-Stars came out on top by 
a score of 2J-18. Harpole played 
her usual brilliant game on the 
front row, and Hamilton and Has- 
lom looked good for the All-Stars. 
Hendricks and Jarard were the 

The All-Stars met the Ramsay 
All-Stars Tuesday. The final score 
was 39-21. 

In the last edition of the Hilltop 
News, Ellyn Etchison's name was 
accidentally omitted from the AU- 
Star team. Our apologies to Ellyn, 
one of the best front-centers. The 
All-Star substitutes are Celeste 
Hayden, KD; Mary Jacq Snow and 
Ann Yates, AOPi. 

Looking back we think our crop 
of freshman athletes is surprisingly 
good. The P.E. club is going to have 
a hard time picking the one out- 
standing freshman athlete. For past 
history Eleanor Hamilton, Zeta, re- 
ceived the award in 1952, and 
Merry Lynn Hayes, A.O.Pi, was the 
best frosh last year. For those of 
you who have never seen Hamilton 
swim, you have a treat in store. 
She stays about two laps ahead of 
her closest competitors. Hayes' forte 
is basketball. Last year Hayes 
scored more points than any other 
girl in the seven team league. 

Most promising freshmen so far, 
in our opinion, are Jane Harpole, 
Elsa Loemker, Barbara Folks, and 
Ann Yates. Basketball and Softball 
season could make a lot of differ- 

How the stars 
got started 


got my theatrical training in the 
school of hard knocks. Summer 
stock first. Once I sat for 7 months 
as an understudy. I stuck it out — 
studied, posed for fashion pictures. 
Then, signed for a tiny film part, 
I was sw itched to leading lady. 
My career had begun!" 



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by Grady Looney 

And that's just exactly what we 
hope will happen when the Bir- 
mingham Black Panthers open their 
53-54 season. 

Your reporter has been behind 
the scene for over a month, watch- 
ing Burch's Boys take shape, and 
is very encouraged over the de- 
termined desire to play and learn, 
and the general attitude of the 

Burch has 6 returning lettermen: 
Rodney Wells, Benton Baker, Lynn 
Crouch, Richard Lee, Lucius de 
Yampert, and Gaston Pollock. New- 

comers, both from colleges and high 
schools, are: Denson Hinton, Eddie 
Gilreath, Bill Gibson, Dicky Ander- 
son, Charlie Elliott, Howard Strip- 
lin, Pat Miller, Jack Shelton. Also 
out again is Charlie Browdy. 
Browdy was plagued with labs last 
year and missed a good bit of prac- 
tice but he is out again trying to 
earn his monogram. 

Yes, Southern's got the men, the 
spirit, drive and ability. That just 
leaves one thing: Your support. 
Support and cheers from the side- 
lines will help your Southern team 
during the one coming season more 
than a 7 foot 2 inch center. So all 
you students come on out! Yell 
your heads off and watch your 


or otherwise 

by Grady Smith 

You know, with a little coopera- 
tion from the administration, Mr. 
Collins ideas to improve the park- 
ing situation and beautify the 
campus could be put into opera- 
tion. Why won't certain divisions 
of the administration show a little 

Have you been removed from 
class lately? Some professors seem 
a little childish. Like buying a new 
watch, then be refused the right 
tc see what time it is. 

Seems to me that reviews and 
criticisms should be written after 
the performance. Neither the play 
nor the opera received due consid- 
eration, in my opinion. Said tne 
sceptic, "Next years Fords will be 
no good mechanically. I saw some 
rough sketches of the grill design 

I'll throw a big bouquet to the 
AOPi's for a very fine night of en- 
tertainment last week. I'm speaking 

of Mr. Hilltopper, jokers. 

A student from out of town 
brought to my attention the fact 
that 'Southern was becoming a col- 
lege for the graduates of the city 
schools of Birmingham only. Not 
enough people all over the state 
know the news of our school or 
find it appealing to attend. Though 
I'd like to commend Dr. Canon 
for the progress he is making along 
these lines. You can't expect good 
results hitching one horse to a 
twenty mule team job. Boraxo! 
Let's keep it clean, boys. 


by S. E. Laurila 

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and crimped 

I am a pineapple upsidedown cake 

with my backside showing from 

the baking tin 

a few words mumbled 

at 350 degrees 

baked to a crisp toast brown 
crimped at the edges but not risen 

bite me 

the pineapple wasn't peeled 

Frid ay, December 4 , 1953 

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Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday December 11, 1953 


A Holiday Surprise 

Your Green Is Neverchanging 

Wherever, came the clear midnight— 

Not the dawn's early light 

Which we eternally hail 
Ave, ave, ave. 

We carry the candle, deck the hall and thi 
Her blue mantle; sandalwood, frangipani 
Murrh and frankincense 
Murder and Frankenstein. 

With tinfoil on pine cones — 
And trefoils in French zones. 

And go for a cup at the Skull and Crossbones. 

We stumble again into laced nets 

Of popcorn and cranberry string— 

The girl that I marry must wear lace and net 
Her Silvertone is laced with her Goldenthroat. 
Ride the pink horse to Cranberry Cross. 

And strings of colored lights- 
Community tree. Oh, Christmas tree. 
Carolers and carillommeurs. 

Chilliest light of all the year |L tarns through 

A window leaded together with the warmest pieces of 
See Neverchanging. Page .3 

With "Triumph," Library 
Completes War Sextet 

With the acquisition of Winston 
Churchill's latest, book, Triumph 
and Tragedy, the Library, under 
the direction of Mrs. Peggy Hughes, 
completes its collection of the six 
great World War II historical trea- 
ties that have but recently figured 
so importantly in Winston Church- 
ill's winning the annual Nobel Prize 
or Literature. 

In the November. 1953, Book-of- 
the-Month-Club News, Henry Sei- 
del Canby says of this book: "The 
last and perhaps the most important 
volume of Churchill's great mem- 
oirs of the war is the most interest- 
ing of all. No wonder, since it cov- 
ers such dramatic episodes of his- 
day as D-Day, the conquest of Italy, 
the Battle of the Bulge, the col- 
lapse of Germany and the confer- 
ences at Yalta and Potsdam. 

"This is a book with two inter- 
woven strands of interest, and 
should be read as such. It is like 
the sensatipnal storms, floods, thun- 
derbolts and sudden reversals of 
clouds and winds that precede and 
cover the slow advance of a mighty 
hurricane that reveals its power 
and extent only when— after the 

wreckage— it still blows onward. 
Other writers have recorded more 
extensively that greatest amphib- 
ian invasion in history, the assault 
on Normandy, but not more vividly 
than Churchill." 

Mr. Canby goes on to say in his 
ull review: "The theme of Church- 
ill's last chapters is Frustration, by 
which he means the sad conviction 
— when 1945 came, and peace with 
it — that new and stupendous efforts, 
not necessarily military, would 
have ot be undertaken in the im- 
mediate present and the indefinite 
future. Read this book with sheer 
delight in its roll of victories but 
also with an observant eye for the 
hidden changes of an ally to any 
enemy, and the renewal of im- 
perialism and despotism after a 
world-wide battle which it was 
hoped would destroy both. It began 
in Poland where the 'liberating' 
Russiais were setting up a Pro- 
visional Government of their pup- 
pets. At Yalta the danger became 
evident. At Potsdam it came into 
the open. When the Anglo-Amer- 
ican armies were drawn back and 
See War, Page 3 

The Prospect 
For a Turnpike 

Recently the legislators of Ala- 
bama considered a bill to authorize 
engineering surveys of a proposed 
turnpike across the state. And re- 
cently the governors of Indiana, 
Kentucky, and Tennessee met to dis- 
cuss plans for a "Great-Lakes-to- 
Gulf" toll express road, of which 
the Alabama Turnpike, if ever built, 
would presumably be a part. 

More and more states are looking 
with favor on these limited-access, 
pay - as - you - leave superhighways 
They point to the outstanding suc- 
cess of the first modern toll road, 
the Pennsylvania Turnpike, opened 
in 1940 and still being extended. 
But what results have really been 
obtained, in a state that has opened 
such a road patterned after the orig- 

Let us take as example New 
Jersey. Late in 1951 the New Jer- 
sey Turnpike was opened to traf- 
fic. Even before the opening there 
had been considerable friction be- 
tween the Turnpike Authority and 
the towns and cities along its route, 
the climax of which came when 
several children were drowned in 
See Turnpike, Page 4 

Baxter Prexy of IFC; 
Plans Rushing, Dance 

Skishers to View 
S.A. Fishing Film 

The Skish Club held its weekly 
meeting Wednesday 10:00 in room 
107 of the gym. Plans for future 
programs and exhibitions were dis- 
cussed. It was decided that the next 
meeting would be Jan. 8, 1954. At 
that meeting a movie entitled 
"Fishing in South America" will 
be shown. The time and place for 
this meeting has not been set yet. 
Two new members, Ronnie Giles 
and Bill Haven have been admitted 
into the club. 

Toreadors Plan Feast 

The Toreadors are proud of Wal- 
er Greene and Bill Porter who were 
tapped for ODK last week. Con- 

A banquet for Toreador members 
and their dates is planned for Dec. 
12. All members who plan to go 
are requested to sign up in the 
Toreador Room. 

The Intra-Fraternity Council held 
elections on December 7 in the gym 
to choose its officers for the win- 
ter and spring quarter. The new 
officers are the following: President, 
Bill Baxter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon; 
Vice President, Jimmy Blackwell 
of Lambda Chi Alpha; Secretary, 
Bob Morgan of Kappa Alpha; Treas- 
urer. Ronnie Odom of Theta Chi. 

President Baxter has called a 
special meeting of I. F. C. mem- 
bers for December 14, at 1:30, the 
purpose of the meeting being the 
ratification of the new Inter-Fra- 
ternity Council Constitution. The 
Constitution has been in the pro- 
cess of formation since last spring 
Big Dance in Offing 

The Council as well has made 
plans for a big, all-campus dance 
for next spring. The date is present- 
ly tentatively scheduled is April 
9. 1954. Harrison Cooper and his 
orchestra will play. 

Canon Prepares List; 
Battle Makes Suggestions 

A list of mid-year school grad- 
uates was given to each of the 
I.F.C. members at the meeting by 

Mr. Canon. With a dual aim, to 
both get more students to en- 
ter school here and to get more 
fine men for the fraternities, the list 
was prepared. The I.F.C. can be 
definite aia to the school in general 
and to the fraternities specifically 
by applying the following sugges- 
tions made at the meeting by Coach 
Battle: "1. (a) Bring the list up at 
fraternity meeting and assign each 
member the names of the ones he 
knows to contact, (b) Each member 
to contact his list and tell the pros- 
pect about your fraternity, the scho- 
lastic standing, the Intramural pro- 
gram, the choir, the College Theater, s 
Student Publications, and the stu- 
dent life in general at BSC. 

2. Write each boy on the list a 
nice letter inviting him to the cam- 
pus and to visit your fraternity 
room or house. Have the letter 
signed by members of the fraternity 
who graduated from the same high 
school as the prospect if possible. 

3. If your fraternity has a party 
during the holidays, invite the boys 
who you think will be good pros- 
pects for your fraternity." 

"Steel, Iron and Men" Is Subject of 
City's Biggest Competitive Exhibit 


All seniors planning to 
graduate this quarter must 
apply for their degree at 
once. See Mrs. Hale im- 



Dec. 11 
Dec. 14 
Dec. 15 

Exams Afternoon 
(9 a.m. to Exams 
12 noon) (1 to 4 p.m.) 

8 a.m. 

9 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 

11:30 a.m. 

12:30 p.m. 

Dec. 16 

Classes that do not meet at 
times mentioned above will be 
held at times to be announced 
by the instructor. 

The biggest competitive exhibi- 
tion of painting and sculpture ever 
presented in Birmingham will be 
the "Steel, Iron, and Men" exhibit. 
The exhibit is an event of the Bir- 
mingham Festival of Arts, to be 
held by the Birmingham Museum 
of Art, Richard F. Howard, Direc- 
tor. The theme of the exhibition is 
stated clearly in the Prospectus of 
the event, quoted below. 

Any artist living in the U. S. is 
eligible to send two works of art 
for consideration by the Jury. All 
awards will be Purchase Awards 
(the Museum giving the painter or 
sculptor money and retaining the 
selection on a permanent basis). 
And, importantly, the works win- 
ning will stay here in Birmingham. 

The award i. are: 

First Prize— 2,000 dollars; Second 
Prize— 1,000 dollars; and Third 
Prize — 500 dollars. 

The exhibit opens Monday, Dec. 
14, and the last day of the exhibi- 
tion will be Saturday. February 20, 

To select the top 100 are Ph?!!ir- 
R. Adams (Director, the Cincinnati 
Art Museum), Irving S. Olds (for- 
mer Chairman of the Board of U. 
S. Steel Corporation, and Trustee, 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New 
York and Yale Universities), and 
Abraham Rattner (Artist in Resi- 
dence, University of Illinois). Join- 

ing them to award the prizes in the 
capacity of advisor will be R. F. 
Howard, Director, Birmingham Mu- 
seum of Art. 

The Prospectus states, in part: 

"Birmingham, a new and vigor- 
ous city, characteristic and sym- 
bolic of the rebirth and develop- 
ment of the South, was founded in 
1872. Steel and iron have become 
its major products, but a great 
variety of manuactured items and 
important by-products have also 
contributed to a community of more 
than half a million population. 

"The making of steel and iron, 
and the uses of these metals, are 
spectacular and inspiring. The 
throbbing, glowing fires of the 
mills, the magnificent vistas from 
the mountains, the soaring frame- 
work of skyscraper and bridge, the 
tremendous weight of armor and 
artillery for the defense of our 
country, and the far-flung journey- 
ing of ships in commerce are only 
a few of the things which catch the 

'The artist will not be limited to 
any particular phase of the theme. 
He may be as realistic or as abstract 
as he chooses. All that is asked is 
that he think about steel and iron. 

"The Jury, which will decide 
both what works are to be shown 
and award the prizes, will include 
distinguished men from the three * 
interested fields." 

' ' SB 



Raymond vfoMahon with one of bis "Steel, Iron, and Men" entries. 

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EDITOR — John Constantino 




John Hutcheson, Grady Looney Harriet Higdon, Connie Conway 


mmle Bryant Walter Miller John Hook 

Clarence Farmer Vance Sparks, Percy Noah 

Mary Ann Berry 

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Profanity in Drama 

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B.S.C. in D.C. 

The Washington Semester Program, though little publi- 
cized at Birmingham-Southern, represents perhaps the finest 
opportunity available to social science majors to have their 
eyes opened to the realities of their particular fields. 

Although 'Southern is allowed to send four students each 
fall to take part in the program at the American University 
in Washington, interest has been so poor recently that only 
two students, David Adams and Wiley Clements, now repre- 
sent our school in the program. 

Essentially the program gives the student the opportunity 

(1) spend a semester in the nation's capital, meet and talk 
to outstanding officials of all three branches of government, 
and participate in the many cultural activities of Washington; 
(2) take classwork under professors who are also active as 
government officials and who bring the flavor of experience 
to their classes; and (3) to dig into any subject which particu- 
larly interests him through an individual research project 
involving interviewing appropriate officials in Washington 
and study of agency files and other non-library materials. 

Both Clements and Adams state that the Washington 
Semester represents "the outstanding experience of their col- 
lege careers." Both are conducting research projects in sub- 
jects which interest them. Adams is working in close coopera- 
tion with the staff of a Congressional committee, while 
Clements has acquired a desk in the Interior Department of- 
fice where he is doing his research. 

Many Washington Semester students find their work in 
Washington so stimulating that they seek to transfer to the 
American University to complete their degrees. 

At a recent meeting of faculty representatives of schools 
sending indents to Washington, it was brought out that 
several students desired to make such a transfer, but that they 
were not being allowed to do so lest the University be ac- 
cused of "stealing si? 'dents" and the Washington Semester 
program break down. 

Seminars for the Washington Semester students are held in 
such places as the White House conference room of the Presi- 
dent, the office of a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice and 
the offices of Secretaries of departments. Students also have 
the opportunity to be present at the scene of events of na- 
tional interest. 

A good part of the audience at the recently televised Senate 
Committee hearing, in which Attorney General Brownell and 
J. Edgar Hoover testified concerning the Harry Dexter 
White-Truman affair, was made up of Washington Semester 

It is to be hoped that more 'Southern students will find it 
possible to take part in the Washington Semester program 
the future. 

Just like many others, I was greatly 
amazed and rather astonished to learn 
about the reactions which some of the 
students had toward the College 
Theatre^ last production, "Arsenic 
and Old Lace." Perhaps my personal 
astonishment Is caused by the fact that 
I did not expect such attitudes to. 
spring up among modern college stu- 
dents. I am not claiming that my ideas 
are any better than the ideaj of those 
who were offended by "Arsenic' ! 
language, but I am merely saying that 
their responses came to me as a sur 
prise — a great surprise. I was also sur- 
prised to find out that last week's 
< lilies failed to publish their names 
with their letters in the Hilltop News. 
I wonder why? Do they not believe in 
their freedom of speech? Do they not 
have faith in what they said? I con- 
sider hiding a real name as a sign of 
weakness and symbol of fear. 

To say that "Arsenic" is a "display 
of profanity" is false and irritating. 
"Arsenic is comic reality as the dra- 
matist comprehends it. It is written 
about ordinary people, who have their 
faults and desires as well as their 
rights and virtues. One of the arts of 
the theatre is to present life as it is. 
And as a mature, educated person, a 
student has to face life and know that 
good and evil are ingredients in its 
structure. Life is a fabric woven by all 

the oppOsites, and "Concerned Stu- 
dent" should not be disgusted to know 



from Shake- 
if vou are sensitive 
to the dramatic memiim*you will find 

may care little for them. 

There is nothing in "Arsenic' 
should cause such disturbance 
student". There is some sort 
fanity in every dramatic literature 
Try to cut profanity 
sp-areN jday^and « vou 
to the dramatic meuiurn 
it impossible. That is because Shake- 
speare was a true dramatist and a 
sincere artist who approached the per- 
fection of his art by presenting real 
pictures of life, not concealed or 

If you compare "Arsenic" to other 
plays like "The Moon is Blue" or "A 
Streetcar Named Desire" or "The 
Women," you will find "Arsenic" has 
less severe profanity than the others. 
Perhaps you are not willing to see 
such plays produced by The College 
Theatre. And here I will completely 
disagree with you. I will encourage 
the production of such plays as well 
as any other plays, not because I have 
an evil nature, but because I love to 
enjoy art which has a complete sense 
of life— tragic and comic And that is 
the way we should present it and ap- 
preciate it. 

5 know that "this institution is sup 
ported by a religious 

Friday, December 11, 1953 

By Abe S Fawal 

and I am proud of it. I know, also, 
hat this is a liberal arts college which 
is not limited to ministerial students 
only. This does not mean that I care 
little about my religion, or that I am 
less concerned about it than the 
ministerial students. But it surely in. 
dicates that there are several different 
types of students on the campus who 
have different tastes and ideas. And 
in order to please all students and 
satisfy all tastes, the College Theatre 
seeks to present vaiiety in its offerings. 
Unfortunately, the pleasant thriller, ' 
"Arsenic," happened to be not of your 

Exactly what the "Concerned Stu- 
dent" meant by attributing the faults 
of profanity to the performers, di- 
rector and others connected, I really 
do not know. If he criticized them for 
not cutting some profane lines in the 
play, I would tell him there was no 
necessity to do so. There was no viola- 
tion of decency in the play. And to be 
sarcastic about the "Christian director- 
ship of the production" is most 
annoying and disturbing. 

Finally, I would like to remind our 
naive critics that the world has other 
cpialities besides sweetness, tenderness 
and smoothness. It has violence, harsh- 
ness, and bitterness, too. (Ed. Abe S. 
Fawal is president of the 

A Barrier to Communism 



Advisors Admonished 

Washington, D. C. 
November 26. 1953 

Dear Editor. 

Our student advisors at Birming- 
ham-Southern are letting their stu- 
They are not seeing to 

it that each student understands the 
place of so-called extra-curricular 
activities in their college program. 

It is true that some students na t 
urally seek participation in campus 
activities. But there are students 
whose personalities incline them to 
avoid such activities and concen- 
trate solely on the academic aspects 
of their college lives. The factdty 
advisor, in many cases, encourages 
this type of student to continue his 

Tansill in his recent book, "Back 
Door to War," which deals with 
American problems just prior to the 
last war, makes the statement, in 
keeping with the theory of his book, 
that Germany was the natura/ barrier 
to Communism in Europe. In this 
limited space I shall attempt to give 
some information which tends to sup- 
port his idea. 

The Treaty of Brest-Li tovsk, be- 
tween Germany and Russia in March 
of 1918, sheared from Russia 300,000 
square miles of territory, with a pop- 
ulation of 56,000,000 people; not to 
mention almost one half of her rail- 
roads and three fourths of her total 
iron output. These are only a few of 
the drastic demands placed on Russia. 
(The Germans could not have been 
very popular in Russia.) However, 
after Germany was defeated by the 
allies Russia was willing to play ball 
with Germany in a futile attempt to 
maintain bargaining power with the 
western nations. As Russia and Ger- 
many became more s table they 
thwarted the rest of western Europe 
by signing the Treaty of Rapallo. The 
contents of the treaty are not so im- 
portant as the fact that it was signed, 
and opened a new era of German 
foreign policy. The mutual agreement 
allowed both nations a freer voice in 
diplomatic circles. Although the two 
nations were more or less reconciled, 
the treaty was not unanimously ac- 
cepted by German statesmen. Many 
powerful Germans were anti-Bol- 
shevik. Despite this, once again Ger- 
many was in her old position of being 

lop-sided college career without 
warning him he may be found 
wanting when he seeks a position 
in the business or professional 
world or in public service at the 
end of his college years. 

I have recently been invostigat? 
ing the Junior Management Assist- 
ant program by which the federal 
government obtains outstanding 
young men and women for key 
management posts in the executive 
branch. One third of the Civil 
Service examination for such an as- 
sistantship consists of a review of 
the applicant's extra-curricular ac- 

This is not an isolated case. Dr. 

able to maneuver East against West. 
The Locarno Peace Pact of 1925 re- 
stored Germany, nominally, to her 
world position. 

With the rise of Hitler, Germany, 
under his guidance, drew further 
away from Russia and the West. 
While Stalin was making Russia na- 
tionalistic, Hitler was doing an even 
better job in Germany. The rise of 
the proletariat that followed did not 
move towards communism's interna- 
tional ideas. Russia still realized the 
conquesting tendencies of a strong 
Germany. It is also worth noting that 
there was at this time no comparison 
between the industrial productivity of 
the two nations. Germany was spend- 
ing millions of dollars of American 
money. Herr Hitler was soon to pro- 
pose himself as a deliberate thorn in 
the side of Bolshevism. Hitler hated 
communists almost as much as he 
hated Frenchmen. As H-tler began t« 
seize more power he began to attack 
communists, even before he did the 
Jews. He organized the brown-shirted 
Storm Troopers, who were sent out to 
break up the communist gatherings. 
Following the fascist party line of 
Mussolini, he played on the sympa- 
thies of the teeming, restles., BHMM* 
of Germany, and came up with a 
party of national s. sialism. The power 
of Hitler grew until in 1933 President 
Hindenburg was forced to appoint 
him Chancelor. Soon Germany's dem- 
ocratic government was completely 
changed into a dictatorship. Commu- 
nists and Jews were openly attacked. 
Hitler stood firmly in the way of 
— — — * 

By Gene Bishop 

crusading international communism. 
Soon the intended aggressions of Hit- 
ler were made definite facts. In 1939, 
to gain time for more preparation, he 
signed an alliance with Russia How- 
ever, in June of 1941, Germany lived 
up to the hatred that Hitler had for 
Bolshevism, German armies pushed 
the red army out of her share of 
looted Poland, and moved on into 
Russia. In a passage taken from 
Stalin's speech of July 3, 1941, he said, 
"By virtue of this war which has been 
forced upon us, our country has come 
to death grips with its most malicious 
and most perfidious enemy — German 
fascism." Stalin predicted a Russian 
victory over Germany, which naturally 
would have been impossible without 
support from the western allies. How- 
ever, in May of 1945 Germany was 
almost defeated, and the German 
Broadcasting Company announced 
from Hamburg that, "Adolph Hitler, 
fighting to the last breath against 
Bolshevism, fell for Germany." 

In my opinion Germany was the 
barrier to communism before the last 
war, and can be today. We must also 
remember that they are the natural 
enemies to France. France's position 
very understandable, and yet the 
great threat to free France today is 
not Germany, but Russia. Through 
the ages countries have changed sides 
to meet their own needs. For many 
years Russia was the ally of France, 
purely for the sake of necessity. Today 
that necessity has changed. France as 
a third rate power must accept Ger- 
many's potentialities. 

Hawk has often stressed the point 
that business leaders today want 
college graduates who show those 
qualities which are obtained 
through extra-curricular activities: 
leadership, ability to get along with 
people, and the ability to get people 
to do things. 

When an advisor overlooks these 
important considerations in dealing 
with an advisee he risks letting that 
student cripple himself; he may 
even be helping him to do so. 

It is just as much the advisor's 
duty to encourage the "creasy 
grind" to participate in student ac- 
tivities and so develop whatever 
latent ability he may have or lead- 

ership and group participation, as 
to hold back the student who goes 
overboard for activities to the in- 
jury of his class-work. 

If graduation from college is to 
be a factor in citizen leadership, 
then citizen leadership must be » 

part of college training. 

James W. Clements, 
Washington, D. C. 

Note to Editor: If you use this, 
as I hope you will, please don't 
bury it, since I want it to be read 
by the fatuity and the students 
alike. I am quite sincere in writing 
it, and take responsibility for any 
reaction by faculty 


Friday, December 11, 1953 


To The Editor 

On Anonymity and 
Its Uselessness 

Dear John, 

I am doing what, I suppose, some 
15 other students on campus are 
doing, or would like to do. I am 
writing an answer to those 2 little 
epistles appearing on page 2 last 

I have one comment to you before 
I begin— thanks, for printing them. 
It grave us an idea of what some of 
the students on this campus really 

Now to the letters: 

The second one, by "Joe College," 
can be dismissed in a paragraph. 
The author was obviously trying to 
write with a pretended sincerity 
which would give the letter humor 
and satiric quality. He achieved 
neither of these. His insincerity 
shone through like a bad paint 
job, he was NOT satirical, and 
he was NOT funny. I hope the 
poor guy has had time to realize 
that this quality of thinking and 
writing has no place among a group 
of liberal-thinking, intelligent in- 

As a member of College Theater, 
I am very much concerned about 
the first letter. Its author seemed 
sincere, but, in my opinion, mis- 
guided in his reasoning and judg- 
ment. College Theater has been, 
and will continue to be, a close part 
of my life here at 'Southern. What- 
ever is done in it, or said about it, 
concerns me greatly. Thus, my in- 
terest in this obvious slam. 

My main criticism to his letter 
was the fact that he expressed his 
opinion in no uncertain terms, and 
then didn't sign his name. Since 
Friday, I have found out who he is, 
and I have talked with him. 

He has definite ideas about right 
and wrong, but don't we all? His 
idea of what good theater is, un- 
fortunately, differs from mine. His 
main criticism seemed to be that 
profanity should not be used in 
comedy. That's why he didn't like 
•Arsenic," "South Pacific," and, I 
suppose, any other comedy with 
profanity in it. That's cuts out an 
awful lot of Shakespeare, Shaw, and 
Noel Coward. But then, he's en- 
titled to his opinion. 

That's what this letter is about. 
We are all entitled to our opinions, 
as long as they are based on sound 
facts and logical reasoning. There- 
lore, I have a few suggestions to 
this author: he should take advan- 
tage of the many courses in drama 
offered here, so he would be bet- 
ter qualified to talk theater and 
what it has stood for over the ages; 
he should get to know his fellow- 
students and what they think about 

"Mom" Writes In 

Dear Mr. Editor: 

Just what did those squeamish 
young men who wrote letters in to 
you last week mean by discussing 
words like that with their dates 
after the performance? 

Yours most sincerely, 

A Concerned Mother 

'Judge ye not" 

To "Concerned" 
care Editor 
Hilltop News 
Dear "Concerned, ' 

In regard to your letter on the 
recent display of profanity, I should 
like to say that I am in full agree- 
ment with one of your statements. 
You are young— much too young 
to be playing God. 

It seems to me not a bit more 
ridiculous for a 10-year-old dummy 
to be saying "hell" in public than 
fore one of college freshman age 
to feel he has either the maturity 
or authority to pass judgment on a 
fellow student. 

It also seems highly incongruous 
that in a letter concerning Christian 
principles, which you felt it your 
duty to make public, the only ad- 
jective you chose to use concerning 
Christ was "critical." I'm sure I can 
speak for more than myself when 
I say that the God I place my faith 
in is not a negative Being, but a 
positive power resembling the dyna 
mic Christ of the market place who 
stopped a stoning with the words 
"Judge ye not." 

If you had been concerned enough 
to talk this over with the rightful 
Judge of the matter, His advice 
might possibly have been for you 
to kneel and start looking up rather 
than down. 

Sincerely concerned also, 

Marilyn Tate 
P. S. I do hope you'll enjoy 
Simple Simon. 

few facts of life, He seems to know 
little about them judging from his 

very assinine outburst on the 
Editor's shoulder. 

If this student is not old enough 
to realize that this is a big bad 
world we live in and his taste in 
plays is still of infantile imagina- 
tion, he has no business going to a 
co-educational college where he is 
exposed daily to sex and often 
used adjectives. 

This student who claims to be 
broadminded but in reality has a 
mind no broader than the bridge of 
his nose would realize that a min- 
isterial student is still a college 
student and will remain a college 
student until he graduates. 

I think the editor of the Hilltop 
News was very benevolent in pub- 
lishing your letter to him for a let- 
ter not signed by your own name 
and being published is a violation 
of journalistic rules. 

Regretfully yours, 
Billy Hauer 

a student concerned about 
the concerned student. 

We Need More 
School Spirit 

(for that matter, we all should) ; 
most important of all, he should 
ive member of Col- 
lege Theater. If he believes sin- 
cerely in what he wrote, then he 
should be willing to discuss it with 
the people concerned, he should be 
willing and able to offer sugges- 
tions and help, and he should be 
willing to be open-minded in all 
of this. 

No good will ever be gained in 
anything by anonymous letter- 
writing and non-supported criti- 
cism. Only through open, construc- 
tive reflection can any good ever 
be obtained. This goes not only 
for this person, but all self-appoint- 
ed critics who hide behind "pen 
names" and tear down principles 
and traditions of this school, with- 
out a willingness to offer working 
suggestions or tangible help. 

I£ you warn something done, do 
it yourself or help in the doing of 
it. If this boy wants any changes 
in College Theater policy, the thing 
to do is come talk tothe people he's 
criticizing, College Theater, and not 
ro around writing 
<ters, which do nothing 
Mary Jean Parson 

Ivory Tower vs. Reality 

Dear Editor, 

After talking to the author of the 
first letter, "Concerned," (I do not 
know the creator of the second) 
and discovering that he is quite an 
emotional, traditional person liv- 
ing behind a veil of social mores 
of our day, I can understand why 
he would write such a display of, 
well, shall we call it ignorance? 

Apparently this person is trying 
to maintain existence, fed by man- 
na from nowhere, in a little ivory 
(gold if he likes) tower in a cloud 
far from reality. He is way up in 
space, reclining on nothing, sus- 
pended by even less. 

We must face reality, the reality 
of human existence and human 
natures. For that portrayed and 
spoken in "Arsenic and Old Lace" 
is reality. We can't escape it. Should 
I condemn my eyes for being blue 
or my blood for being red? I cannot 
say, "Because my hair is brown, I 
shall forever keep it shaven." 

By nature, bad is equal to the 
good in us. Possibly it is greater. 
Why then is it acceptable to take 
something from this realm of "good" 
and get laughs from it and not ac- 
ceptable to get laughs from the 
"bad" in us? 

I'll wage that no date at the per- 
formance heard any word with 
which she was not familiar. 

For of what real value (discard- 
ing the incorporeal, superficial sen- 
timental value) are these mores 
and traditional thoughts by which 
we live? We cannot esecape reality. 

Perhaps, Converned, you won't 
agree, but perhaps you'll think! 

—Grady Smith 

Strong Answer From 
Ministerial Student 

Dear Sir, 

Last Friday «'hen I read your 
paper I was shocked to find that 
we here at Southern were blessed 
with the presence of an unenlight- 
ened fanatic. This person who re- 
fers to himself as "a concern 3d stu- 
dent" and who is not "a narrow 
minded old fogey" should learn a 

Dear Editor, 

Have you noticed something def- 
initely missing in the attitude of 
Southern students? It's symbolized 
by the absence of stickers on cars 
the handful of students at basket- 
ball games and the general lack of 
participation in campus activties. 

It's a shame that a school of Bir 
mingham - Southern's background 
and scholastic standards isn't bet- 
ter known and respected in this 
area. Many educators outside the 
state have never even heard of our 
school. Sometimes it is even omit- 
ted when the schools of the state are 
named. Most of the student body 
has left the campus after the 10:30 
period. Southern has been lost in 
the race to keep pace with compet- 
ing schools and has in many years 
even dropped in enrollment. Tweny- 
three per cent of our students live 
out of Birmingham, and only 3.5% 
of them come from outside the state. 
These figures give the impression 
that students of this area don't think 
Southern is worth coming very far 
to, or that most of the students are 
here only as result of this school 
being the most convenient, and not 
for any particular value of the in- 
stitution itself. 

The great cause of many of these 
predicaments, besides the urban 
factors, the high tuition, and the 
lack of winning (to put it mildly) 
varsity teams, is the attitude or the 
lack of an attitude of school pride 
or ethrocentrism on the part of the 
students. Personally, I cannot con- 
ceive of the time when Southern 
students become so enthused with 
school spirit that it often results in 
physical combat such as fist-fights, 
scalpings and kidnapings. Certainly 
many of these practices of the "good 
old days" we wouldn't want to re- 
turn to, but the attitudes that gave 
birth to them are much to be de- 
sired by any school. 

Despite some of these disadvan- 
tages, I think we have much to be 
proud of in our school. Perhaps 
someday we will develop an at- 
titude of school spirit on this cam- 
pus that will support our saying 
with unreserved pride and a bit of 
superiority, "I'm from Southern." 

A hopeful student, 
Bruce Hooton 

War, from Pafe 1 

partly dispersed after the collapse 
of Hitler, and the Russiais in effect 
seized central Europe, it was too 
late, except to hope." 

The other five books by Churchill 
dealing with the Great War are: 
Closing the Ring; The Gathering 
Storm; Their Finest Hour; The 
Grand Alliance; and The Hinge of 

today is 
I of a 




By Genevieve Birdbath, HTN Amusement Editor 

In our systematic survey of the best in television, we come 
now to the program appearing on station WBSC-TV every 
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., immediately following Arthur 
Godfrey. This program, "Blunderbuss" by name, is con- 
sidered one of the better video offerings. Boasting a variety 
of subject matter quite as infinite as any Sunday afternoon 
show, it, too, has as the keynote for its programs culture 
in the highest sense of the term. One of the reasons, no 
doubt, that "Blunderbuss" can continue to operate on such 
a high plane is its constant and assured audience of more 
than 500 eager, enlightened intellectuals. Indeed, it is said 
that the program was instituted at the specific request of 
this esoteric group. 

Typical of the high calibre of "Blunderbuss" programs 
was last week's presentation, which came to us on Thursday 
instead of Wednesday in accordance with an announced 
but unexplained special arrangement by the sponsor. Onto 
the ascetic elegance of the studio stage strode the necessarily 
peripatetic moderator, suitably attired for the Bohemian 
atmosphere in a white turtle-neck sweater. This gentleman 
introduced and in some cases interviewed the performers 
on the program. Tie featured entertainers were the 
"Cerebral Six," previously chosen from the audience on the 
basis of their egregious ebullience. Their sensitive vocal and 
choreographic performance, I regret to say, was somewhat 
marred by a lapse of decorum on the part of the usually 
dignified studio audience, who forgot themselves so far as 
to manifest, briefly and mildly but noticeably, a display 
which can be described only as emotionalism. 

As a rule, however, as nearly as I can determine from 
watching my set, although the television cameras seldom 
focus on an audience, the studio viewers of "Blunderbuss" 
appear to be a truly exceptional group. Indeed, some of 
the greatest of TV entertainers have paid tribute to them 
as a highly receptive audience, setting up an ineffable rap- 
port with the actors, which inspires immeasurably the qual- 
ity of their performance. This unanimity on the part of 
program and audience, one may well believe, is the real 
foundation of the high level of educational excellence main- 
tained by "Blunderbuss." To all those interested in the 
finer things of life, we say without hesitation, " "Blunderbuss' 
is a must." 

Neverchanging, from Page 1 

Bloody and cobalt glass, 

A vitreous crazy quilt whose separate pieces cut, 
But in the dim light just from decorated firs — 

All I want is a stable of sables 

Like Mable's— 

Or you know, what the Sphinx thinks: 
And for you dear, cuff links. 
It's toot the tin horn 

And climb the happy stairs in flannel feet. 
Sugar plum — dreams and a nutcracker, sweet. 

Stocking toes surprise, 

Look at those saucer eyes — 
But it could have been a mousetrap — 
Well, let's go Dutch— a bottle 
And two switches please. 

Never— They Hollanderize. 
So open one more package underneath the bough — 

What! Another book of verse. 
Je vois remerce — 
Needled and with tinsel icicle— 

This year I'm getting a bicycle- 
Red cellophane-wrapped— Bright, protective film- 
Merry and bright— Tougher than vinglite— 
Or fiberglass. 

Explode the unresisting filament . . . 

Angel hair blue-globbed 

The passive firmament, the passing parade. 
For a color shot of the hobbyhorse under the tree 

The shot heard 'round the world. 
Beware Greeks bearing wooden horses 
Wooden horses bearing Greeks 

Soul-baring confessions 

Back-baring gowns 

Ball-bearing skates. 
Stop a minute in the case through your vale of tears, 
What avail fears? 
Here's a veil for your tears — 

Never cry in your beers. 
Be glad to spend this Magic hour 
Listening for— listening to, if you're lucky— 
The brave music of the little bells. 

1— ^WM W 






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Friday, December 11 , 1953 


0 Muse, wLo dwellest on Olympus 


All hail to thee, all hail, and yet all 

With bowed ntid and bended knee 

1 pray, Inflict upon me thy en- 

That I may speak anon of 
and their 

In Athens many centuries gone by 
There dwelt a youth, Figatus was 

his name — 
A youth of manly promise and of 

And of such beauty that 

who saw 

Was wont to stare and wonder at 


It se«ns«d as though this youth, so 

grand he was, 
Should have complete contentment, 

happy be. 
Alas it was not so: Figatus had 
One pressing worry, so gnawing 

was it 

That oft he tore his hair, in fits 
of anguish mad. 

There dwelt (This is the worry) 
not too far 

From proud Figatus's modest mar- 
ble home 

A beast of such dimension and pur- 

That just the mention of his name 
would cause 

who heard. 

A head of lion, body of a wolf. 

A parrot's claw, and vulture's 
bre wing. 

An ostrich s leg and ears of ele- 

His tail a separate serpent, scaly, 

As dripping venom at both ends he 
wandered free. 

This vilest of the vile, this ghostly 

Was called by the name Amphi- 

And terrorized the nearby demizeus 
By preying on their daughters. 
Hapless she 

Who wandered close enough to be 
devoured by hideousness itself. 

Figatus had a most enchanting love, 
A maiden fair as morning after 

And of great gentleness and purity. 
Her father old and wise a salon was, 

And Desma, t& the maid was called, 
had gems and gold. 

This beauteous maid was daily wont 
to bathe 

Beside the azure pool of Camembert 
Now knowing that the den of the 

foul beast 
Was in a cave not twenty steps from 


Thus daily in grave danger lived 
she unaware. 


Figatus knew of Desma's 

And hourly feared that 

Would one day soon discover 


And quickly make short work of 

her. Alas! 
But 'twas not for her life that bold 

For ever since the beast had showed 

And taken his sad toll of damsels 

The lover of each hapless victim 

It his sole duty to avenge her 

And so would strike up battle with 

the beast. 

Now so far each contestant strong 

and bold 
Had met a gruesome death. 

Though loving Desma with his 

I = 

Was not too keen to die so young 
a man 

And trembled to see himself at 


And brave Figatus never more was 
heard or seen. 

Within his heart he waged a con- 
stant war 

As undue thoughts came rushing 
to his mind. 

His only thought was what would 
be the case 

If Desma were remo\ed from his 

And he determined thus to free 
fc&Mtlf from fear. 

At Desma's bathing time he jour- 
neyed thence 

To that fair pool where his fair 
maid would be — 

With blackest thoughts his mind 
beclouded was 

But love of precious life, it drove 
him on. 

So finding Desma there he pushed 
her down into the 

Upon her swan-like neck his foot he 

And watched her drown, the idol of 
his life. 

Then from his cave with bleary 

eyes he came, 
The loathsome, slimy, green Am 

Prospect, from Page 1 

unguarded excavations. 

The speed limit of this new road 
was 60, as compared to the regular 
limit of 50 (recently raised from 
45) in New Jersey. Apparently 
everything had been done to pro- 
vide safety. To provide better visa- 
bility aH trees had been removed 
from the vicinity of the turnpike, 
leaving it completely exposed. 
Slight curves had .been added all 
aJong the route to keep drivers 
from falling asleep. Yet, despite 
these precautions, the d^ath toll for 
the first year on that 118-mile high- 
way was 50, far more than ever 
recorded on the parallel free road. 
Furthermore, these deaths occurred 
in a most spectacular fashion. Some 
accidents took four or five lives at 
a time, and others involved as many 
as forty cars. 

Helping to contribute to this high 
accident rate was fog. During pe- 
riods of inclement weather the 
turnpike was frequently "fogbound" 
while nearby roads were clear, The 
reason for this phenomenon was 
the fact that the engineers, trying to 

avoid built-up areas as much as 
possible, routed the road through 
swamps and marhets that had been 
a recognized fog belt since before 
the coming of the white man. On 
one occasion, the fog was so bad 
near Newark that all traffic stop- 
ped, cars were abandoned, and the 
occupants stumbled their way on 
foot into clearer air. Another dan- 
ger was in snow and sieet. As the 
turnpike was completely open, there 
was nothing to break the sweep 
of the wind; thus, the road was at 
times rendered impassable due to 
drifts of snow and ice. There were 
occasions when the turnpike was 
closed to all traffic, or the speed 
limit was reduced to 35, while the 
nearby highways functioned with 
little trouble. 

Some people claimed that the toll 
rates were unfair. The Pennsylvania 
Turnpike charged a uniform fee of 
a cent a mile. On the New Jersey 
Turnpike the foil for the entire 
118 miles was $1.75. The rates for 
local trips varied considerably. In 
the thinly-populated southern part 
of the state, the road cost less to 
build than in the congested northern 
section, so the tolls were less— 1% 
cents per mile as compared to 4% 
farther north. Some people con- 

Udered 60 cents too much for a 13- 
mile trip. Of course, it should be 
remembered that existing free roads 
a^ always available to those who 
do not care for the turnpike. In 
fact, records show that, of the rec- 
ord-breaking number of cars using 
it most are from out of the state. 

The chairmanship of the Turnpike 
Authority was entrusted to a little- 
known contractor, Paul Troast, who 
gained so much influence through 
the letting of road-building con- 
tracts that he was nominated for 
governor by the Republican^ How- 
ever he was defeated in tne No- 
vember elections this year. 

A B C D goldfish 
L M N O goldfish 
O S E R goldfish 

There Is too much 


Last Week's Results 

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Last year a survey of leading colleges 
throughout the country showed that 
smokers in those colleges preferred 
Luckies to any other cigarette. 

This year another far more extensive 
and comprehensive survey -supervised 
by college professors and based on more 
than 31,000 actual student interviews— 
shows that Luckies lead again over all 
other brands, regular or king size... and 
by a wide margin! The No. 1 reason: 
Luckies taste better. 

Smoking enjoyment is all a matter of 
taste , and the fact of the matter is Luckies 
taste better— first, because L.S./MJF.T.— 
Lucky Strike means fine tobacco. And 
second, Luckies are made better to taste 
better. So, Be Happy -Go Lucky! 

Vuck' 6 * 

Ffed -Tvof Tex* 8 
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Friday, Dec ember 11, 1953 

Let's Play! 


by Jim Atkins 

When I started my career at Bir- 
mingham Southern in 1946, I was 
one of the school's leading ping 
pong and pool players, but for the 
last few years I havei.'l been active. 
Several persons — three to be exact, 
two counting my mother — have 
asked why I have stopped partici- 
pating in intra-mural painting and 

Frankly, I have become disgusted 

with the program. I've watched 
football, tennis, badminton, ping 
pong and horseshoe intra-mural 
battles become the essence of school 
life, and the deciding factor as to 
the most powerful organization on 
the campus. But not once have I 
seen a student with his marbles — 
playing in the parking lot. 

I have checked with the authori- 
ties, and have the green light for 
intra-mural marbles. Only the 
"hardshelled" Baptist Student 
Union is anti-marble. The Meth- 
odist Union has OKed the deal if 
everyone promises to play for 
"funses". The intra-mural council 
was either for or against marble 
shooting, I've forgotten which. The 
Honor Council says, "Thumbs up," 
if everyone will sign a pledge to 
play hard down, and steady nucks. 

I received great response from 
the Physical Education Department. 
The have agreed to back the ven- 
ture to the extent of letting shoot- 
ers use the basketball team's knee- 
pads during the off-season. 

They added these words of sup- 
port: "Marble shooting is slowly 
but quickly becoming an extinct 
sport because of television. It s a 
part of growing up, it's as Amer- 
ican as chop suey, it's just like the 
hot dog only different. There is 
nothing like marbles to teach col- 


lege students to be straight 


Members of the faculty said the 
game of marbles is surely a game 
of knee action, and added heroical- 
ly. "If you can t be an athlete, be 
an athlete supporter." 

With support such as this we 
haven't got a chance of shooting 
marbles or fish in a rain barrel. But 
as most of the students have no 
desire to indulge in shooting fish 
in a rain barrel, it's only half as 
bad as it could be. 

Goal Line 

On Graymont — across 
from stadium 


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Meet Me at The Grid 

Theta Chi Wins 



Southern's Beta Xi chapter of 
Theta Chi fraternity will be pre- 
sented the Stanford Scholarship 
Trophy (the Theta Chi National 
Scholarship Trophy) during the 
coming week. The award is for the 
school year 1951-52, but due to de- 
lays in computing the winner, the 
trophy did not reach them until 
Tuesday of this week. 

Theta Chi is planning to have a 
banquet next week, at which time 
Ben Crump, Vice President of the 
grand chapter, will present the 
trophy to Beta Xi chapter. 




Hilltop's Topper Of The Week 

A Very 
Merry Christmas 


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Billy Hauer entered Birmingham 
Southern College in the fall of 
1952 following graduation from 
Huntsville High School. Bill s chief 
extracurricular interest is sports. 
He has participated in softball, 
volleyball, basketball, swimming, 
football, and tennis. He was a mem- 
ber of Southern's varsity tennis 
team last year and probably will 
continue playing varsity tennis for 
Southern. During this recent sea- 
son he has acted as an official plus 
being touch football manager. 

Other activities include Skish 
Club, P. E. Club, Ministerial As- 
sociation. He has been Mayor of 
Dogpatch for the past two years. 
Bill is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha 
fraternity. He is majoring in Speech 
and plans to enter Louisville Theo- 
logical Seminary after finishing at 
Southern. He hopes to use this 
training for the ministry in the 
service of the Chaplain's Corps. 

Happy New Year 




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Delta Sigs Tie 
Theta Chis, 13-13 

Friday, December 11 , 1953 

Intra-Mural Champs 
Win Awards at Fete 

by John Hutcheson 

The intramural football 
has come to an end lor the 1953 
season During the intramural meet- 
ing last Monday an "AU-Star" 
team, consisting of the outstanding 
players during the season, was 
chosen, by representatives of the 
nine participating groups. Those 
picked were: Ends-— Griffin (Ind.), 
Jett (PiKA). Guards— Legg SAE), 
Warth (KA). Center— Timberlake 
(ATO). Backs— Giles (DSP), Thorn 
(KA).'Henke (Ind.), Biddle (KA), 
York (TX): In addition to these, 
twenty-three other men received 
"Honorable Mentions." All of the 

teams were represented, either in 
this group, or on the All-Star team. 

The intramural banquet was held 
last night in the Greensboro Room, 
and awards were presented to the 
football champions, and the mem- 
bers of the Ail-Star team. Also re- 
ceiving awards were: .the Ping- 
Pong champ, Gene Montgomery, 
and runnerup Ed Gilreath; D. But- 
tram— Horseshoe Champion, and 
runnerup J. Anderson; the Senior 
Manager, Bob Jett, and the Foot- 
ball Manager, Bill Hauer. 

Little spider on the wall, 
You ain't got no hair at all — 
You ain't got no scissors to cut your 

What do you care? 
You ain't got no hair! 

Ronnie Giles gave a good demon- 
stration of why he was, elected to 
the Intra-Mural football All-Star 
team as he pitched a touchdown 
pass in the first few minutes of the 
game, then ran the ball for the 
extra point. Theta Chi rallied with 
a pass from York to Perry in the 
end zone, but York's pass for the 
extra point was batted down. Theta 
Chi held the Delta Sigs and minutes 
later with a pass from York to Jag- 
gers went ahead 12-7. York ran 
the ball over for the extra point, 
making the score 13-7. During the 
second half both teams played tight 
with no score until a pass interfer- 
ence set the Delta Sigs up for a 
touchdown. Giles spot passed to his 
center with 20 seconds to go to the 
game up. Gipson batted the ball 
down on the pass attempt for the 
extra point. Final score: Theta Chi 
13, Delta Sig 13. 

—A. Perkins 

We are all souls floating in noth- 
ingness, looking for our homes 
(home is where the heart is). 

Women's Sports 

Evie Seales Balch took top hon- 
ors in the badminton tournament 
as the girls* intramural program 
ended for the fall quarter. Balch 
defeated Gerry Palfery in the final 
round of play. In the semi-finals 
were Balch, Palfery, Jane Harpole, 
and Jean Wilson. 

A quick glance at the coming 
basketball tournament shows that 
any of the teams could end up with 
the first place title. All of the 
teams appear to be strong with ev- 
ery team having some members 
back from last year's squad. 

The Independents will be with- 
out the Carroll twins, but return- 
ing will be Anna Lois Cecil, Helen 
Hallma.i, Betty Harriby. Gwen Ad- 
ams, and Hilda Waddell. Having al- 
ready selected Helen Hallman for 
captain they will be fully 
prepared when the season opens. 

The Zetas will have two of the 
best players in the tourney in Elea- 
nor Hamilton and Makie Haslam. 
Also back from last year are Ann 
Graviee and Becky Holt. If the 

play of Annette Thornton proves to 
be as good in basketball as it was 
in volleyball, the Zetas will have 
another "star". 

AOPi's out to win the cup will be 
Marilyn Butler, Merry Lynn Hayes, 
Mary Jacq Snow, Harriett Higdon, 
and Faye Hendrix. New squad 
members will be Ann Yates, Berma 
Jarrard, and Nancy Graves. 

Celeste Hayden, Clara Lee Ham- 
meett, Peggy Massey, and Martha 
Mae Neely will furnish the height 
for the making of the KD squad 
When the tournament nears its close 
the KD's will probably be among 
the top teams. 

Heading the Pi Phi team will be 
Roye Wates, Shirley Hines, and 
Carolyn Cox. Jane Harpole and 
Elsa Loemaker should add the 
needed strength to the "arrow" 

Not to be regarded lightly will 
be the Theta U and the Gamma Phi 
teams. Among the Gamma Phi 
players Ellyn Etchison, Joyce Hyde, 
and Mary Ann Crossley are back 
from last year. Leading the Theta 
U's will be Evie Balch with Jean- 
ette Bryant and Shirley Fuller giv, 
ing added strength to the team. 







9 im S 




by a 1953 survey audit of actual sales in more 
than 800 college co-ops and campus stores 
from coast to coast. Yes, for the fifth straight 
year Chesterfield is the college favorite. 


The country's six leading brands were ana- 
lyzed—chemically—and Chesterfield was found 
low in nicotine— highest in quality. 

This scene reproduced from Chesterfield's 
famous "center spread" line-up pages in 
college football programs from coast to coast. 


Vol. XXI, No. 11 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Friday, January 15, 1954 

It's Not a Beret; 
It 's A Montgomery 

By Gene Bishop 

The campus cf Birmingham- 
Southern College is graced this 
quarter by no less than a very dis- 
tinguished profressor formerly of 
Princeton University, Dr. Walter 
Phelps Hall. Dr. Hall, who taught 
at Princeton from 1913 until 1952, 
is noted in the field of history, al- 
though he points out that his great 
love is English literature. Gracious- 
ly, Dr. Hall gave the following ac- 
count of his life to me. 

Newburgh, New York, in the 
beautiful Hudson Valley, a city of 
historical importance in American 
history, was the location of one of 
General Washington's headquarters 
during the Revolutionary War. It 
was here that Dr. Hall was born of, 
as he states, a middle class, staunch- 
ly Republican family. His father 
prided himself on his independence 
in politics. His reason was that he 
had once voted for a Democrat for 
governor of New York. However, 
even though he had voted for Gro- 
ver Cleveland for governor, he did 
not support him in the presidential 
campaign. This incident marked the 
only time that the elder Hall ever 
broke the Republican tradition. 

Some of the most interesting 
fights that Dr. Hall can remember 
in his younger days were those he 
had with the Irish Democrats of the 
region. It is to be noted here that 
Dr. Hall, while an undergraduate at 
Yale, showed his own political in- 
dependence by attending a Demo- 
cratic dinner for the purpose of 
meeting William Jennings Bryan. 
Again he showed this trait when, 
as a teacher at Amherst, he led a 
conspiracy to- send a Democrat to 
the House of Representatives. Fur- 
ther, he attempted to form a Demo- 
cratic Club on the campus, but fail- 
ing in this, he formed an indepen- 
dent league in favor of the low 
tariff. These subversive deeds 
r?ised the ire of one of the local 
bank presidents, who, being on the 
Boa.d of Trustees, felt that the act 
was unbecoming to a member of 
Amherst's faculty. When asked 
what his political leanings were to- 
day, Dr. Hall said, "I voted four 
times for Roosevelt, with reserva- 
tions, but NEVER for Harry Tru- 
man." In the past elected he sup- 
ported Eisenhower. Politically, Dr. 
Hall designates himself as "a mav- 
erick" (or one who votes for either 
party as he feels the occasion de- 
mands — Author's Note.) 

(See Beret, Page 2) 

Greeks To Be 
Shot on 18, 19 

The photographer will be ,in 
Stockham Woman's Building on 
Monday and Tuesday, January 18 
and 19, from 10:00 until 11:00; 1:30- 
5:00, to take the individual pictures 
for the Greek Section of the South- 
ern Accent. These will be the only 
two days allotted for this purpose. 

Girls should wear sweaters with 
clip-on collars. 

Boys should wear suits and dress 
shirts and ties (not bow tics). 

The members of the Greek or- 
ganization who have already had 
their pictures taken for the class 
section do not have to have theirs 
made again, with the exception of 

Attention Staff 

The Staff Meeting Schedule for 
the Southern Accent each week 
during the Winter Quarter is as 

Greek Section — Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. 
Class Section — Wednesday, 2:00 

Activities Section— Thursday, 4:00 

Sports— Friday, 1:30 p.m. 

Organizations— Friday, 2:00 p.m. 

Anyone who is interested in An- 
nual work is welcomed to come to 
the meeting in the Southern Accent 
office on the balcony in Munger. 

A Rocord 73 
Place on Fall 
"Dean's List" 

The following students made all 
A's on all work (15 hours or more) 
taken during the Fall Quarter, 1953: 

Upper Division: Bates, Ann L.; 
Camp, John S.; Kirby, Lee; Ogle- 
tree, Tommy W.; Smith, Ruth L.; 
Tyler, Richard D.; Veazey, Myrtle 
E.; White, Frances C; Whitlock, 
Sarah Jo; and Williams, Jere Lee. 

Lower Division: Anderson, Barry 
H.; Chastain, Benjamin B.; Fenn, 
M. Evelyn; Hook, John Lloyd; 
Hughen, Margaret; Oliver, Anne E.; 
O'Steen, Susan C; Sherer, Joann 
T; and Spradley, Joyce. 

<S** List, Page 2) 

Nightshirt and Long 
Underwear To Dance 

Preachers Say, 
"Come'n Get It" 

The Ministerial Association will 
hold its second semi-monthly sup- 
per meeting in the Greensboro 
Room Tuesday, January 19. All new 
students interested in full-time 
Christian work are cordially in- 
vited to join them in "fun and fel- 

Revival on Tab 

. Thn week o< January 25 will be 
a busy week for the Association, 
for Revival Services will be held 
for the Wesley Foundation at Ala- 
bama College for Women at Monte- 
vallo. Nelson Gutherie and Charles 
Howard will conduct the services, 
Pete West will lead the singing, and 
Jim Berry and George West will 
have charge of the Fellowship 

'Sock Hop 'Dance 
In Gym Tonight 

Put on your socks and come over 
to the gym tonight (after the 
Sewanee game — see the game, of 
course!) for the All-Campus Sock 
Hop sponsored by the P.E. Club. 

There will be a jukebox to pro- 
vide the music for this gala, festive 
and "athletic" affair (dancing be- 
ing one of the best forms of exer- 

Everyone is invited. It's free — 
come with' a date or sans a date — 
but come! 

Prizes will be awarded during 
the dance for the best display of 
terpsichory in the following phases: 
Jitterbug, samba and waltz. Elea- 
nor Hamilton and Ann Gravlee will 
make the awards. Everyone will 
have to dance in his naked (plus 
stocking) feet — no shoes please! Re- 
member, tonight in association with 
the Department of Agriculture, the 
P.E. Club is sponsoring "Be Kind 
to Corns" Week. 

Theatre Crew 
Plans Events 

On Monday afternoon, College 
Theatre met to plan activities for 
the new quarter. Mrs. Dorothy 
Schwartz outlined the plot and 
characters of "Simple Simon," the 
Theatre's winter production, which 
she will direct. Dr. Cecil Abernethy, 
head of the drama department, dis- 
cussed the state conference on chil- 
dren's theatre to be held in Bir- 
mingham in March. A fourth per- 
formance of the play will be pre- 
sented for the conference as South- 
ern's contribution to International 
Theatre Month. 

The long-standing problem of 
other organizations borrowing Col- 
lege Theatre equipment will be 
taken up at the next meeting. A 
committee of Frank Marshall, Mary 
Jean Parson, and Shirley Ezell met 
Thursday with Dr. Abernethy and 
president Abe Fawal to draw up 
regulations limiting these loan- 
outs. These definite rules will end 
much confusion on the part of stu- 
dents and Theatre members. They 
will be published and circulated 
among campus organizations in the 
near future. 

On January 30, the Theatre plans 
a combination wiener roast and 
clean-up party to sort out old, 
equipment kept under the stadium 
and to reorganize the storage sys- 
tem of scenery, props, and make-up. 
Theatre members will be contacted 
later about the details of the pro- 

Yea Team!! Our mighty basket- things tonight over Sewanee. Good 
ball team in action against Ala- luck! 
bama. Let's cheer 'em to 

Shanks Has New 
Volume Published 

Christmas. 1953. saw the publica 
tion of the third phase of Dean 
Henry Shanks' monumental histor- 
ical work. The Papers of Willie 
Person Mangum, Vol. Ill, 1839-1843. 

Willie Person Mangum was the 
president of the Senate during the 
Tyler administration, a position 
which put him next in line for the 
presidency of the nation. The 
massive body of his letters are in- 
valuable to historians; their value, 
however, had been only a potential 
one until Dean Shanks' close, care- 
ful and extensive editing rendered 
the myriad of obscure names and 
events referred to in the letters no 
longer obscure. His problem has 
been one of identifying the vast 
number of places, people and things 
mentioned in the letters. 

The letters are vital ones, having 
been written by such famous per- 
sonages as Henry Clay, John C. 
Calhoun, Daniel Webster, William 
H. Seward, President Tyler and 
Mangum himself. 

This particular new volume is 
unique in the sense that it throws 
light on the important controversy 
within the Whig Party between 
Clay and Tyler. Mangum was a 
strong supporter of Clay. 

The Papers of Willie Person 
Mangum, Vol. m. 1839-1843, edited 
by Henry Thomas Shanks, was pub- 
lished by the State Department of 
Archives and History at Raleigh, 

Mardis Gras Ball 
To Be "All-Campus" 

Hilltoppers will be entertained 
at a Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, 
January 23. That evening the Pi 
Phis will entertain semiformally at 
the all-campus dance whicn is to be 
given in the Student Activities 

Dixieland jazz, a can-can dance, 
and roulette will highlight the eve- 
ning's festivities. A King and Queen 
of the Ball will be chosen during 
the Ball. 'This dance will be some- 
thing different in the line of Greek 
dances," is the prediction. 

Final tryouts at 3:00 this after- 
noon will determine the cast of the 
next College Theatre production, 
"Simple Simon." The cast, directed 
by Mrs. Dorothy Schwartz, and the 
stage crew, led by Rebecca Jen- 
nings, will begin immediate prepar- 
ations for the March performances. 

This children's play was written 
by Aurand Harris of Columbia Uni- 
versity and produced there by Dr. 
Paul Kozelka for International 
Theatre Month. Two years ago the 
play won the Seattle Junior Pro- 
grams award for the best children's 
play of the year, Last year it was 
trouped by Michigan State College. 
The play will be presented for 
'Southern sutdents on March 5 and 
for local grade school children on 
March 6. A special performance 
will be given for the statewide 
Children's Theatre Conference to 
be held in Birmingham on "March 

Aside from its name, taken from 
the well-known nursery rhyme, 
there is little "simple" about the 
play. The allegorical plot traces the 
adventures of a young man who 
wanders into a dictatorship and 
much trouble because of his belief 
in freedom, particularly in speech. 
There are many characters of dis- 
tinctive personalities— the tyranni- 
cal Queen, her meek King, the 
Princess, Attendant, Herald, Execu- 
tioner, Captain of the Guard, Page, 
and, of course, Simple Simon him- 
self. The large cast also includes 
courtpeople, townspeople, and mu- 

The play features original music 
and cherography, danced by the 
Nightshirt, the Princess's Dress, and 
the Long Underwear as they hang 
on the clothes line. 

Interesting technical problems 
must be worked out by Miss Jen- 
nings, such as suddenly changing, 
on stage, the color of costumes and 
of the Queen's nose. 

A colorful and imaginative se€ 
will provide an unusurl back- 
ground for the action. Spires and 
towers will be used to create a 
"fairy tale" atmosphere. 

Though wxitten primarily for 
children's entertainment, the play 
has proved as appealing to adult 
audiences as Disney's "Peter Pan" 
or "Snow White." 

All students interested in work- 
ing in or on the play are urged to 
attend the tryout this afternoon in 
the Student Activities Building. 
(See Nightshirt, Page 2) 

These energetic people lead our pole; middle man Is Ken Lile; and 
basketball squad on to victory, on top are Pattie Turner, Jean 
They are: bottom row, Faye Hen- 
drL\, Jean Wilson and 


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The following students made 
averages of at least 3.4 on all work 
taken during the Fall Quarter, 1953: 
(Each student carried at least 15 
hours of work). 

Upper Division: Bahakel, Izas; 
Byrd, Winifred S.; Cosby, Paul E.; 
Davis, Suzanna H.; Drennen, Wil- 
liam T.; Franke, James Paul; Gos- 
sett, Earl F.r Greene, B. Walter; 
Hamilton, Eleanor; Hammett, Clara 
Lee; Lee, Robert Edward; Mims, 
Harry Wilson; O'Brien, Elmer J.; 
Owen, Jeanne Battle; Story, Bettie 
W.; Walker, Charles R.; and Wes- 
son, Herman. 

Lower Division: Anderson, Rich- 
ard; Ballow, Mary Ann; Britton, 
Ralph; Burnum, Mary Emily; Con- 
way, Connie Jean; Drash, Marilyn 
M.; Erwin, William R.; Ezell. Shir- 
ley E.; Godfrey, W. Douglas; Gra- 
ben, Henry; Grabowski, John C; 
Hamby, Betty Jean; Hardy, Sue; 
Hatfield, Gertrude; Henderson, 
Hazel; Hendrix, D. Faye; Hess, 
Thomas A.; Hurst, Sandra; Johnson, 
Joseph E.; McClung, Jesse N.; Mc- 
Neal, Donald R.; Massey, Peggy L.; 
Miller, Preston; Orr, Amelia; Peak, 
Ellen Fay; Plasse, Donald G.; 
Shearer, Jack R.; Shelton, Doris J.; 
Smith, Orin; Stevens, Thomas E.; 
Tucker, Benny Ray; Wells, Roy D.; 
and Yarbrough, Avlona. 

(Beret, from Page 1) 

Yourig Hall was, as he says, so 
poor in High School that his fam- 
ily withdrew him and sent him to 
Hotchkiss. a prep school. A father- 
ly lecture persuaded the young man 
that he should apply himself more 
ambitiously to his academic en- 
deavors. From Hotchkiss he went 
on to Yale, where his father's ad- 
vice paid off, and he graduated Phi 
Beta Kappa in 1906. After entering 
Columbia University Graduate 
School, he joined the S.A.E. Fra- 
ternity, and took up residence at 
the Lion Cafe, where he returned 
to his former low-level academic 
practices. He left Columbia and, 
from 1909 to 1911, taught at Am- 
herst. He returned to Columbia and 
received his Ph.D. there in 1913. In 
1913, he became a professor at 
Princeton, of which he had this 
to say, "I was a teacher at Prince- 
ton, doing my feeble best to climb 
the academic ladder. Looking back, 
I regard Yale ps my mother, Am- 
herst as my sweetheart, and Prince- 
ton as my wife." 

Dr. Hall cited to me that he had 
made four trips to Dixieland. The 
first when he bought a railroad 
ticket to Ashville, North Carolina, 
whera he started out across the 
Great Smokies on foot. The second 
occurred in 1918, when he was 
educational director of Fort Mc- 
Clellan. In the spring of 1953, he 
came South once more; this time as 
a visiting, "floating" professor at 
various colleges in Virginia. Of his 
fourth venture he says, "In 1954, 
I am happily placed at Rirming- 
ham-Southern CoUege for three 
months, presumably to- write finis 
fig -?hing car*.-r, which of- 

ficially ended in 1952, with a sere- 
nade at my last lecture— the band 
playing Dixie." 


Dear Editor, 

In a recent issue you published 
a letter on the lack of school spirit 
here at 'Southern, and I recall the 
significant phrase, "Most of the 
student body has left the campus 

after the 10:30 period." Just why 
is this so? Why do most of those 
who are able to leave the campus 
before noon do so? 

The answer *to this lies, at least 
in part, I believe, in the college 
cafeteria. While the quality of the 
food is generally good, the prices 
are, frankly, too high. At a com 
mercial cafeteria, where profit is 
the object, the prices for similar 
food are no higher/ if, indeed, as 
high. Is our cafeteria being run 
for profit? If so, then the situation 
is certainly unusual, for most col- 
leges sell means to students at cost, 
making no effort to gain profit in 
doing so. At the University of 
Pennsylvania, for example, located 
as it is in the heart of a city of two 
million population, the prices are 
lower than those 'here. Why? 

If, on the other hand, our cafe- 
teria is not being run for profit, 
the prices are unindicative of this. 
Thus, many students who might be 
tempted to stay here more in the 
afternoons, hurry away to more 
economical fare. 


John xiOok. 
*- ****** ^ -— •* • 

As I 
See It 

By Parsie 

Hi. Welcome to a new column. 
If I can think of enough to say, and 
don't get thrown out for saying it, 
you'll see this each week. 
• • • 

I have been informed of the for- 
mation of a new organization on 
campus. Its full name is the society 
for the Prevention of the Recur- 
rence oaf Insufferable Seasonal 
Hangovers. It is commonly known 
among the boys" as the PRISH 

This club was organized last 
week as a service organization for 
all sufferers of the above-men- 
tioned affliction. Although it is new 
on campus, it is sure to gain mem- 
bers by leaps and bounds, this be- 
ing the time of year it is, etc. 

Its services will include keeping 
the area quiet— making the cats 
quit stomping, seeing that no hic- 
coughing butterflies are allowed 

Frid ay, January 15, 19 54 

(Nightshirt, from Page 1) 

Previous experience in drama or 
backstage work or membership i n 
College Theatre is not required for 

nearby, and keeping all falling 
leaves well soaked (er, excuse me, 
well dampened) to keep the rat- 
tling at a minimum; keeping the 
air clear and undefiled by insisting 
that fresh aid be installed in the 
Bookstore at least once a year, 
seeing that Channel No. 5 is piped 
in the science building with every 
shipment of dogfish, and furnishing 
one vial of ammonia to everyone 
who wants it after a week-end of 

The PRISH CLUB holds its meet- 
ings each morning in booth No. 2 
in the Boowstore. Anyone inter- 
ested in joining should plow his 
way through the crowd and regis- 
ter. But be sure and get there early 
and pre-register before the crowd. 
A small down-payment of $20 fee 
will insure membership for the 
next three months. But hurry. 
Don't miss getting in the PRISH 
CLUB for a "barrel" of fun. 



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Friday, January 15, 1954 



By Colleen Casey 

ATO pledges are busy this week 
with their "Help Week" project. 
This is a nation-wide project of 
the fraternity for which the broth- 
ers select some needy persons and 
help them with painting, repairs 
and such. Ken Lile will lead the 
Maltese Crossmen in Interfratern- 
ity Sing, and Russell Luquire and 
Bill Drennen have been appointed 
in charge of the Catspaw skit. 

The Zetas are proud of Eleanor 
Hamilton and Makie Haslam who 
were high point women in Intra- 
murals last quarter. Gennie Sue 

Skishers Schedule 
Quarter's Events 

The Skish Club has just an- 
nounced its tentative schedule for 
this quarter to the HTN. The events 
proposed are the following: 

Jan. 14: A movie will be shown— 
"Fabulous Fishing in South Amer- 
ica." Film Synopsis — A two weeks 
trip to the fabulous fishing retreats 
in Peru-Argentina, Uraguay, Chile, 
and Brazil. The movie is 30 minutes 
long. This movie will be shown in 
the projector room in the Ramsey 
Building. If you are interested in 
fishing be present for this showing. 

Jan. 28: Practice session for all 
members of the Club at the Gym 

Feb. 11: A Tournament will be 
held among members of th6 club. 

Feb. 25: Film (Name unknown as 
of this date). 

March 11: Elect New Officers for 
Spring Quarter and discuss prog- 
ress of Club during quarter. 

All members and persons in- 
terested in fishing as a past time 
are requested to clip this Schedule 
for future reference. 

Trimble is pinned to David Jarea 
University of Illinois, and Makie is 
engaged to Dave Buttram. 

Kappa Alpha welcomes their Ex- 
ecutive Secretary for a visit this 
week. He is Ransom Bassett. The 
KA basketball team is playing in 
the Park League, and "they won a 
game, too!" The brothers are start- 
ing the quarter in fine style by 
giving their house a general clean- 
ing this week. John Paul Tate will 
direct for I.F.S., and his own com- 
position will be used for the first 

Theta U will also have an "orig- 
inal," composed by Deborah Smith. 
The new dishes arrived this week, 
and the chapter is also getting new 
monogrammed glasses. Both are a 
gift from the Mothers' Club. Found- 
er's Day will be held January 23 
at the Y.W.C.A 

The Pikes report that work on 
their new house was begun this 
week. President Gerald Lambert is 
leaving for active duty with the 
Marine Corps, and his successor 
will be elected soon. 

SAE will initiate ten men on 
Sunday afternoon. Those to be 
initiated are: Richard McClung, 
Bob Howe, Bob Potter, Charles 
Brown, Joe Murchison, Chuck Cap- 
tain, Joe Legg, Ed Harris, Danny 
Boone and Denson Hinton. 

Pi Phi is pleased to announce the 
pledging of Susan O'Steen on 
Thursday, January 14. Initiation 
ceremony and a dinner will be held 
on Sunday, January 24, completing 
a full weekend for the chapter 
which is presenting their annual 
dance in the form of a Mardi Gras 
Ball that Saturday evening, Janu- 
ary 23rd. 

The Delta Sigs are getting down 
to business after the holiday parties. 
The first order of business was the 
recent election of officers. The of- 
ficers are: Elmer O'Brien, Presi- 

dent; Conrad Lamon, Vice-Presi- 
dent; Louis Herzberg, Secretary; 
Larry Mobbs, treasurer; James 
Issos, Sergeant-at-arms. Plans are 
also being made for the initiation 
of some new men, the forthcoming 
Interfraternity Sing and the rush 

(See Olympus, Page 4) 

Let's Talk 
Top Fiction 


a novel by David Karp 
N. Y., Vanguard Press, cl953 

Out of the dim but not so distant 
future, a voice spake: 

"Do you know what I'm going to 
do? I'm going to pulverize this 
man's identity. I'm going to reduce 
him to a cipher, from one — to noth- 
ing. Would you be interested in 
watching the process?" 

The voice who spoke these words 
belong to Lark, an employee of the 
State, in charge of rehabilitating 
heretics. Dr. Burden was the man 
of whom he spaoke. And Dr. Bur- 
den was in a dangerous position. 

It all came about like this. Bur- 
den, an English professor in college, 
was secretly a spy for the State. 
His job was to listen to conversa- 
tions of his associates and to report 
any utterances of heresy which he 
might overhear. Heresy was any- 
thing which might be construed as 
criticism of the State's policies, dis- 
satisfaction with the social order 
or evidence that there might be a 
more supreme power than that of 
the State. For ten years Burden 
sent in his daily reports, believing 
himself competent and efficient. 
Then one day, a summons came for 
him to confer with his superior at 
the State office. 

Honors Courses 
Not For 
Lotus Eaters 

One afternoon last quarter, while 
in search of the Rare Book Room, 
I made what must have been a 
wrong turn and found myself fac- 
ing a door which apparently open- 
ed upon some semi-substerranean 
chamber of the Library building. 
Looking more closely at the door, 
^ was able to discern a yellowed 
placard, from whose faded legend 
only an E and two L's remained 

Encouraged by what I like to re- 
fer to as intellectual curiosity, I 

The result of this conference con- 
vinced the State that Burden was 
guilty of the worst heresy of all 
— an unconscious heresy — that of 
individualism. Usually the cure for 
this was immediate execution, but 
Lark wished to experiment. For if 
Burden could be cured, the State 
would be able to create its perfect 

David Karp has taken this situa- 
tion and produced a novel which 
has all the spine-tingling thrills of 
a detective story, all the wild fan- 
tasies of a fairy tale, and all the 
shocks of a true horror story. 
Socialism is presented with all its 
aspects taken to their logical con- 
clusions—realistic, nightmarish con- 
clusions. The story is told intelli- 
gently and without sensationalism, 
so matter-of-factly that one might 
feel he has picked up the evening 
paper. And when the last page is 
finished and the book is closed, the 
reader will feel a shudder of relief 
at Burden's fate, and a wild hope 
that when he has been reading is 
truly the fiction of today and not 
the fact of tomorrow. 

grasped the knob of the door and 
turned it slowly. Horrendum dictu! 
In the chamber, which turned out 
to be a fair-sized room with a 
comfortably arty decor, sat seven 
of the most miserable-looking crea- 
tures I have ever had the ill for- 
tune to behold. Of these people — 
for they were human — the six 
youngest were writing furiously 
while the oldest, who seemed to 
be in a position of some authority, 
spoke with equal energy. All seven 
though engaged in the activities 
mentioned, managed to glare fre- 
quently at each other in what 
seemed to me a rather vindictive 
manner. However, I had only just 
taVpp. in the scene when I observed 
their glares shift with renewed in- 
tensity from each other to a new 
object — me. For more reasons than 
one, then, I hastily shut the door 
on ^the strange chamber and left 
the building as speedily as possible, 
having postponed indefinitely my 
trip to the Rare Book Room. 

After a few days, I gathered the 
courage to mention the incident 
in casual conversation with some 
friends of mine. Reactions varied 
from hysterical amusement to jaded 
innuendoes about little men in 
white coats. It was not until sev- 
eral weeks later that I found a 
credulous listener in the person of 
a crewcut, pipe-smoking individ- 

(See Lotus, Page 4) 

Goal Line 

On Graymont— across 
from stadium 


75c, $1.50 Friday night* 


How thel stars got started... 

' Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan, 

leader* cf America's most excitingly- 
different dance band, met in 1939 
as struggling young arrangers. 
Ed had studied trumpet and y^f-u. (L -fa* 
drum at college, worked 
up to arranging for 
"name" bands; Bill 
had studied in Paris, 
won a spot with Tommy 
Dorsey. After 13 years 
of pooling new ideas, 
they formed their 
own band. It clicked ! 


cud Flm/cyc 


agree wi+h more people 



1 HI 


Friday, January 15, 1954 

I ■ 






Women's Sports 

With che fall quarter over both 
the team and individual points have 
been released. The OAPi's lead in 
the total of team points with 332. 
Close behind come the Independ- 
ents with 327. Third place in points 
went to ZTA with 316 and fourth 
to the KA's with 298. In fifth place 
was Pi Phi with 189 and in seventh 
place was Gamma Phi with 170. 

Mary Ann Haslam heads the list 
of the individual winners in in- 
dividual points. 

The top ten, their organization 
and their total points are as fol- 

t Haslam (ZTA) 337% 

2. Hamilton (ZTA) and Butter 
(AOPi) 332*4 

3. Balch (TU) 325 

4. Snow (AOPi) 275 

5. Hendrix (AOPi), tyap$r>£Z. w „, 
(AOPi), Cecil (Ind.) and Waddell 
(Ind.) 270 

6. Conway (AOPi) and Jarrord 
(AOPi) 267% 

7. Graves (AOPi) 265 

8. Hallman (Ind) 262% 

9. Hayes (AOPi), Story (Ind) 260 
10. Howard (Ind), Gravlee (ZTA) 



"The only trouble with getting to 
class on time," comments the Cava- 
lier Daily, University of Virginia, 
"is that there is seldom anyone 
there to appreciate it' ' 


The AOPis held initiation for six 
girls last Wednesday night. New 
Tau Delta members are Berma Jar- 
rard, Jean Branch, Sammie Sue 
Monteith, Bonny Smith, Margaret 
Richards, and Zachie Doughty. 
After the initiation a steak banquet 
was held during which Margaret 
Richards received the Scholarship 
Cup and Berma Jarrard was named 
best pledge. Eight out of seventeen 
girls on the list of Intramural high 
point women for the Fall quarter 
were . OAPis. The list included 
Marilyn Butler, Mary Jacq Snow, 
Faye Hendrix, Suzanna Davis 
Malony, Connie Jean Conway, 
Berma Jarrard, Nancy Graves, and 
Merry Lynn Hayes. Three AOPis 
made the Dean's List for last quar- 

The Gamma Phis are happy to 
welcome back two of their mem- 
bers, Shirley Palmiter and Madge 
Brannon, who have been away 
from school for some time. Con- 
gratulations to Sue Orr who is now 
pinned to Keith Bryant. 

Gerald Lambert resigned last 
week the Presidency of Pi Kappa 

Alpha, for a two year tour with 
Uncle Sam's Marines. This is a 
great loss to the fraternity and to 
various school organizations. Gerald 
began his term of office this fall. 

Tuesday night the brothers elected 
Richard (Rip) Kirby to fulfill the 
vacancy. We feel that this term will 
be as successful as the preceding 
one. The fraternity house should be 
completed during the month of 
April. Mr. Lambert has been in- 
strumental in putting the plans in 
action and will be followed com- 
petently by Mr. Kirby. We are 
looking forward to a very success- 
ful quarter. 

The Pikes annual Gay Nineties 
party is scheduled for January 22. 
The committee in charge of the 
party tells us mat the brotiiers are 
in for quite » ball. 

(Lotus, from Page 3) 

ual with whom I was forced to 
share a booth in the Bookstore. 
After I had described the phe- 
nomenon to him, he gave me a 
rather deprecatory glance and as- 
sured me that it was no unusual 
scene I had witnessed. 

"You just happened upon an 
Honors Class, I presume," he said. 

To my obvious question, he re- 
turned the information that an 
Honors Class was a natural emana- 
tion of the Honors Program, or 
Apparently Being Done With The 
Money From All Those Matricula- 
tion Fees.) 

(To Be Continued Next Week) 

According to a recent survey 
many people drink alcoholic bev- 

Get the 



Fin« Foods Prompt Service 

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by a 1953 survey audit of actual sales in 
more than 800 college co-ops and campus 
stores from coast to coast. Yes, for the 
fifth straight year Chesterfield is the 
college favorite. 


Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

Get In The Swing; Hop 
On The Bloodmobile! 

Friday, January 22, 1954 

Jo Whitlock (Pictured above 
having her blood pressure checked) last year after finishing her "re- 
warding ordeal" In the Blood Mobile, which will be back on campi 
4. If you are able, be sure to do your part— it IS 

Calling all Hilltop students 18 
years old or over: You can give 
blood Thursday, February 4. The 
Red Cross blood mobile unit will 
be on the campus for your con- 
venience to receive all blood do- 

Professor Wesson and Joyce 
Spradly are heading the drive and 
they have appointed representa- 
tives from most of the campus or- 
ganizations to contact the student. 

The entire process of donating 

blood will take only about an hour 
With the modern techniques the 
actual giving is not felt. 

If you wish to give blood and 
have not been contacted, see one 

o: the students listed below: Paul 
Franke, Russell Luquire, Frances 
White, Ann Gravlee, Jim Black 
well, Nancy Graves, Bobby Joe 
Williamson, Shirley Hines, Allen 
Perry, Peggy Massey, Lyn Crouch, 
or Charles Browdy. 

Cultural Crisis Faced 
By M.S.M. Delegates 

There were a lot of "hellos" and 
many good-byes" Sunday morning, 
January 27, but everybody seemed 
happy. Many flashbulbs clicked as 
loads of baggage were placed 
aboard two busses. If one could 
have seen inside the numerous suit- 
cases, he might have been a little 
amused to find in the luggage, long 
underwear, hockey socks and 
mountains of heavy clothing. No, 
it wasn't an expedition to the North 
or South pole, it was just ten Bir- 
mingham-Southern students along 
with some sixty other Alabama 
College students leaving their na- 
tive south and going to the cold 
stormy West. 

The destination of the two busses 
labeled "Methodist Student Move- 
ment—Alabama Delegation" was 
Lawrence, Kansa wher the Fifth 
Quadrennial Conference of Metho- 
dist Students was to be held De- 
cember 28, 1953, to January 2, 1954, 
with the theme, "Christ Transform- 
ing Culture." 

We southerners found ourselves 
in an entirely different surround- 
ing at the University of Kansas, the 
host for the conference. The Uni- 
versity has an enrollment of 7,000 
students. It has its own telephone 
system and a complete postal out- 
fit of its own with Model T Fords 
as delivery care. The many build- 
ings on the campus contain the 
classrooms and laboratories for ten 
complete schools such as medicine, 
law, radio and TV, and engineer- 
ing. We delegates were presented 
at once with proper identification 

and maps. Needless to say, maps 
were needed! 

This was the general setting cf 
an unforgettable week. The atmos 
phere was one of friendliness and 
eager anticipation for a full sche< 
ule. (The climatic atmosphere was 
cold and clear. There was no need, 
however, for the excess woolens 
brought along "just in case.") 

Jerry Gipson, president of the 
National M. S. M., opened the con 
ference Monday morning. He ad- 
dressed some 2,500 delegates repre 
senting each of the 48 states and 
about 13 foreign countries. The au 
dience also held men of renown 
who had come from the world over 

Library to Pitch 
Discard Party 

Paper issues of some fifty peri- 
odicals for 1949, 1950 and 1951, now 
preserved on microfilm will be of- 
fered to interested faculty mem- 
bers at an informal reception In 
the M. Paul Phillips Library on 
Thursday, January 28, from 4 to 
5 in the afternoon. This disposition 
of the paper issues is the final 
step in the sequence of microfilm 
purchase as a solution to the stor- 
age problem for periodicals. It fol- 
lows the period of greatest use of 
the journal, generally conceded to 
be the first two years after publica- 
tion. An announcement of this part 
of the library's program was made 
over a year ago when only 17 of 
the 60 titles on order had been re- 
ceived. Paper issues of 43 addi- 
tional tides are also available. 
These paper copies, tied by volume, 
will be grouped for examination 
according to the Division using the 
journal in its teaching program, so 
that any faculty member wishing 
to arrange for permanent transfer 
of paper issues to a department 
library, such as has already been 
done in Chemistry, or to a faculty 
office, may see readily what is 
available. Following the party, the 
journals not selected by faculty 
members will be shipped to J. S. 
Cannon & Co., Abrahams Magazine 
Service, for resale. 

Last year the library inaugurated 
its faculty receptions with a "weed 
ing party" to which faculty wives 
were invited. This year it wishes 
again to extend a cordial invita 
tion to each member of the faculty 
and to all the faculty wives. 

Students planning to study in the 
library at the time of the recep- 
tion will please use the large con 
ference room on the top floor. 

(The delegates to the Methodist 
Student Conference, December 28- 
January % were: Betiy Hamby, 
Anna Lois Cecil, Tom Hess, Vir- 
ginia Bernhardt, G. L. Story, Fin- 
Icy Eversole, Bob Morgan, Ruth 
Smith and Carolyn Cox.) 

(See Crisis, Page 4) 

Pi Beta Phi and 
ATO Lead Sor- 
Frat. Averages 

The general sorority average for 
the Fall Quarter, 1953, was 2.7514. 
The general fraternity average was 
2.2069. The general sorority-frater- 
nity average was 2.4466. 

Phi Beta Pi led the way among 
the sororities by making the high- 
est average for the Fall Quarter. 
The Pi Phis carried a total of 459 
hours, made 1436 honor points, thus 
achieving a grade point ratio of 
3.1285. Theta Upsilon made the sec- 
ond highest grade point ratio: 
2.9093. Alpha Chi Omega, 2.8510: 
Kappa Delta, 2.7378: Zeta Tau Al- 
pha, 2.5914; Alpha Omicron Pi, 
2.15345, and Gamma Phi Beta, 
2.4717 following close in line. 

Among the fraternities, Alpha 
Tau Omega came in first with a 
(See Averages, Page 2) 

Thespians Get on Ball 
and Lay Down the Law 

In order to clarify its relation- 
ship wii *,ther campus organiza- 
tions, protect the equipment, with 
which it has been entrusted, and 
regulate the lending of this equip- 
ment, the College Theatre would 
like to make some stipulations for 
the future. 

Stage materials are costly and 
fragile. The Theatre possesses only 
the bare essentials of necessary 
equipment, which have been ob- 
tained by money made available 
by the college and by the Student 
Activity Fund. The Theatre feels 
that it has a stewardship and a 
responsibility to the college and 
the student body as a collective 
group. In the past there has some- 
times been a lack of clear under- 
standing of what materials can be 
lent and under what conditions. 
Where it can without damage to 
the materials or its own produc- 
tion needs, it will share its equip- 
ment with other organizations when 
they have need. 

The following stipulations will 

Because they are easily lost, dam- 
aged, or used up, College Theatre 
will not lend to anyone the fol- 
lowing: scenery, tools, brushes. 

Because in the using of them, 
they are destroyed in part, College 
Theatre will ask payment of one 
dollar for the use of the following: 
paint, make-up, lighting equip- 

Because they are practically in- 
destructible and have been used 
by many groups before, the follow- 
ing may be lent to anyone: their 
set of black monk's cloth drapes, 
and the follow-spot for dances. 

College Theatre would like to 
make the following rules to add 
to those stipulations: 

All material must be kept on 
campus. None may be carried off. 

A written request with a five 
dollar deposit must be in the hands 
of the faculty director 48 hours 
ahead of the time of use. 

All equipment must be returned 
in good condition by 1:30 p.m. of 
the following academic day after 
use. At that time the deposit will 
be refunded, except for the charges 
already stipulated. 

Lighting equipment will be lent 
to all campus activities (Cat's Paw, 
Interfraternity Sing, Water Ballet, 
May Day, Mr. Hilltopper, Choir 
Concerts Opera) with proper re- 
quest and deposit, and the stipula- 
tion that it will be installed and 
operated by a College Theatre elec- 

Groups holding dances in the 

Student Activity Building may not 
use College Theatre spots to light 
the scene, except with the above- 
mentioned stipulations. 

College Theatre would appreciate 
very much the cooperation of every 
organization in carrying out these 

Annual Flag H— raising 
Proves Lively Affair 


E. Gossett To Play 
Simon In "Simple 

Final tryouts for the College 
Theatre's Winter Production, "Sim- 
ple Simon," were held last Friday. 
Slated to interpret the roles in this 
unusual presentation are the fol- 
lowing (in Qrdflff of appearance): 
Jack Shearer Herald; Grady Smith, 
attendant; Earl Gossett, Simon; 
James Gillespy, Pieman; Virginia 
Covington, Washer Woman; Chips 
Keith, Page; Mary Jean Parson, 
queen; Shirley Ezell, Princess; 
Frank Marrshal, King; Pete Halley, 
Executioner; Ann Gravlee, Night- 
shirt (dance); Katie Clark, Dress 
* (See Simple, Page 2) 

by Bill McGregor 

'Southern's normally placid cam- 
pus suddenly came alive around 2 
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. To the 
new student it must have come as 
quite a surprise. However, the 
sophs, the juniors and the seniors 
(along with the photographers from 
both "dailies") were prepared and 
lines around the front of the Cafe- 
teria began to form early. For they 
knew the incredible annual sacred 
gathering ,of the KA's and the 
ATO's was sure to occur. 

You see, each year the Lee's men 
set the scene by raising the Con- 
federate Stars and Bars on the 
birthday of their spiritual founder, 
General Robert E. Lee. They were 
then forced to grease the flagpole 
as a precautionary measure against 
the Maltise Grossmen and others 
who have traditionally attempted 
to dispense with it. 

This year the combat was a little 
more intense than usual as I, being 
a veteran of several encounters, can 

Sock Hoppers Get 
Prizes For Dancing 

Last Friday night's gala P. E. 
Sock-Hop affair was the scene of 
some really terrific dancing. The 
first jitterbug contest was won by 
Ann Gravlee and Gene Griffin. 
Ruth Smith and George West 
danced their way into a prize for 
the best waltzers. The second jit- 
terbug contest was won by Mary 
Jacq Snow and Dick McCullough. 
There was not, however, the antici- 
pated Samba contest. The second 
jitterbug contest was held in its 

testify. The usual avalanche down 
the embankment occurred, but in 
addition several acrobatic move- 
ments were in vogue which would 
even make Coach Battle's tumbling 
class take note. The more daring 
members would jump to the fender 
of the truck, which the ATOs and 
several Pikes had ingeniously 
brought into play, then to the cowl, 
to the top of the cab, then pounced 
to make a perfect swandive into 
the mass of bodies behind. The out- 
come as usual, however, was hon- 
orable with few hard feelings on 
either side. 

The final tally found cuts and 
bruises among both groups, but 
few major injuries to the person — 
or to the truck which escaped with 
only one broken window. Both 
sides reached an agreement, main- 
ly, as a result of mutual exhaus- 
tion, and the KA's honorably re- 
tained their banner. 

Just a word about a few of the 
comments overheard which ranged 
to childlish to give 'em H— . Tc 
some of the lighter intellectual 
strata it might seem silly, but I 
personally <hink that a much in- 
hibited College Joe needs to get 
it out of his system now and then 
as long as it's not too destructive. 
And although I won't be around 
next January 19, I'm certain that 
if you happen to glance the flag- 
pole way, the stars and bars will 
be waving once more. Yes, I have 
fa agree with the statement made 
by one of the groundsmen who 
was, after all, left with the job of 
cleaning up the rubble. I apolo- 
gized, but he shrugged his shoul- 
ders—smiled, and said, "Heck, this 
campus needs something like this 
now and then to keep It from be- 
ing dead!" 

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Friday, January 22, 1954 


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(dance), Gerry Palfery, the King's 
Long Underwear (dance); Abe 
Fawal, Captain of the Guards; and 
Walter Lowery, a Guard. 

"Simple Simon" will be shown 
for adults Friday evening, March 
5, and for children, Saturday 
matinee. A special performance will 
be presented March 13. 

(Averages, from Page 1) 

grade point ratio of 2.5516, having 
carride 513 hours and receiving a 
total of 1309 honor points. Pi Kap- 
pa Alpha came in second, with a 
grade point ratio of 2.3127. Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, 2.2195; Kappa Al- 
ipha, 2.1756; Delta Sigma Phi, 
2.0393; Theta Chi, 2.0391; and 
Lambda Chi Alpha, 1 
in the above order. 

As I 
See It 

Critical examination of produc- 
tions and plays is getting to be a 
challenge to the person with the 
toughest hide. 

Take for instance the recent per- 
formance of "John Brown's Body." 
Every group and article went into 
raves or insults about the interpre- 
tation, the choral impression, the 
color scheme, the actions — all sorts 
of things that the intelligensia is 
wont to discuss after performances 
of any sort. It was remarkable to 
me that scarcely anyone mentioned 
the person who was responsible for 
conceiving and adapting the entire 
idea— the director, Charles Laugh- 

Another incident last week high- 
lighted this fallacy. Reviewers went 
mto lengthy and gloriou3 reviews 
about the performance, the light- 
ing, the rain — everything seen. But 
the only remark they had to make 
about the director was that he 
should have "blue penciled" the 
script. Nothing about his direction 
and adaptation of the difficult play 
to an "in-the-round" production. 

Again we can consider perform- 
ances out here during the last year 
and a half. Most of the reviews 
have gone into detail criticizing 
characterization and technical per- 
formance, but the poor director was 
never mentioned. I'm speaking of 
our campus reviews. 

Oh, yes — the director was men- 
tioned once. In a letter to the edi- 
tor he was accused of being at 
fault in letting "such remarks" pass 

It seems that if the play is good, 
it was because of good actors— if it 
was bad, the director was at fault 
There must be a moral there some- 

Thought for the day: ACHIEVE- 
MENT — The death of endeavor and 
the birth of disgust.— Devil's Dic- 

The campus was flooded with 
cars Tuesday night because large 
crowds came to hear Merle Fain- 
sod, professor of Political Science 
at Harvard, speak on "Soviet Rus- 
sia Since Stalin." Is this a case for 

I gradually obtained the infor- 
mation that there were three of 
these classes taufbt o ac h quarter- 
one each in Chemistry, English, 
and History, and that there was a 
regulation limiting each Honors 
Class to six students— a completely 
superfluous precaution, I was to 
learn. The purpose of the Courses, 
it was said, was to provide a quite 
advanced level of learning for The 
Serious-Minded Student. Of this 
species, the student body appar- 
ently boasted exactly eleven, the 
total enrollment of the Courses. 
Ideally, there were no tests and 
very little professional instruction- 
al instruction. Moreover, the 
Courses met only once or twice a 

With difficulty I checked the im- 
pulse to rush out upon campus 
shouting, "Aha! Eureka! Etc.!" How- 
ever, the news was spreading fast, 

and I was soon to learr_ that the 
situation was even better than I 

In one class, it was said, although 
four term papers per quarter were 
required, they were beautifully 
spaced over the last half of the 
term. In another, two five hour 
finals were given, so that there 
would not be so much material to 
study for each. Another advantage 
was said to be the marvelous con- 
centration of the Courses, which 

sured that there wer — — 

for the pursuit of such debasing 
sidelines as other courses, sleep, 
and the like. One of the girls in 
the Program was reported to com- 
plain that she had no time for 
dates. I don't think that was her 
trouble— I'd seen the girls in the 

Not long after my awakening, I 
made my triennial visit to my ad- 
visor for the purposes of preregis- 
tration. He was overjoyed to see 
me, and promptly insisted that 
nothing less than a course marked 
739H should find a place on my 
schedule card. 

However, the excitement of my 
discovery had worn off. I begged 

From The 
New Books Shelf 

George Macaulay Trevelyan. Illus. 
t rated English Social History, n. 

lustrations selected by Ruth C. 

This four volume edition of a 
standard English history is a model 
of scholarship and pictorial charm. 
The selection and handling of the 
illustrations make a distinct addi- 
ng ..the already famous text. 
Descriptive notes at the end of 
each volume give the history of 
the illustrations by type: color 
plates, gravure plates and text il- 
lustrations with proper credits and 
the locations of the originals. The 
news artist of the pre-photography 
era is often the forgotten man but 
fortunately in this work the excep- 
tion prevails, making for vivid and 
colorful texts. Volume one covers 
Chaucer's England and the Early 
Tudors. the second of the series is 
(See Books, Page 4) 

the good man's permission to defer 
the honor to the indefinite future. 

Besides, I wasn't quite sure what 
that H stood for. 



In 1952, a survey of colleges 
throughout the country showed that 
smokers in those colleges preferred 
Luckies to any other cigarette. In 
1953, another far more extensive 
and comprehensive survey— super- 
vised by college professors and 

based on more than 31,000 actual 

student interviews -once again 

ularity. ' 

all other brands, regular or king size 
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Fitday, January 22, 1954 



by Colleen Casey 

The AOPis started the basketball 
season off right with a victory over 
the Theta Us. Playing for their last 
season are Mary Jacq Snow and 
Marilyn Butler who graduates this 
year. The AOPig welcome back 
Sandra Jones and Mildred Ann 
Tatum, who have been out for a 

The Lambda Chis, on Friday. 
January 22, will initiate Gary 
Seale, Rodney Griffin and Gene 
Bishop. There wil be a big cele- 
bration following the initiation, and 
the boys are hoping that they'll be 
through partying by Monday morn- 
ing class time. 

The Lambda Chis held a House 
Dance last Saturday and they re- 
port it as having been extremely 
successful inspite of the temporary 
lack of heat in the house (but there 
were lots of embers on the hearth). 

Bill Kern, Traveling Secretary for 
National, will pay the Lambda Chis 
a visit January 25 and 26. 

The KDs held second degree ini- 
tiation on Wednesday afternoon at 
4:00 p.m. Initiation will be held 
two weeks later, but as yet no date 
has been set. Mae Mae Neely has 
been chosen director for the soror- 
ity during Inter-fraternity sing. 
Peggy Massey is captain of the bas- 
ketball team this year with Celeste 
Hayden as co-captain. 

The KAs are going to initiate 
James Pirie, Rickie McBride, Gene 
Griffin, Ted Pritchett, Robert 
Thornton, and Bill Watkins. 

Brothers, pledges and rushees will 
gather at the KA House Saturday 
for an after-show party. 

The Delta Sigs are making big 
plans for the Winter Quarter with 
the first stag smoicer of the season 
for new students to be held Friday 
January 22. They are very happy 
over the marriage of brother James 

caloosa. The wedding took place 
December 20 at Tuscaloosa. 

Thhe SAEs anounced recently the 
results of their elections. Voted in 
as Prexy is Bill Cofield; Veep is 
Larry Schneider— Jim Mercer is 
Recording Secretary; and Calvin 
Hopkins is Treasurer, and EKPP 
(Honorary of ice), Bill Porter. 

Tonight is the night! The Gay 
Nineties will bust wide o?*a.v*s*; 
the folks of the dead ago will roll 
over in their graves if they could 
see the Pikes tonight. The big party 
will get underway at seven-thirty 

Last week the Pikes received an 
award from Pi Kappa Alpha Na- 
tional for high scholastic achieve- 
ments. They'll frame it for thier 
new house* 

Glenn Youngblood will direct the 
Pikes for intra-fraternity sing this 

Howard Carle was elected last 
week by the intramural council to 
the job of football manager for next 

The Pikes will hold their four 
chapters, Fonnders Day banquet at 
the Tutwiler Hotel in February. 

Pi Phis Present Mardis Gras Ball 

Tomorrow Nite 
In The Gym 

Library Music Room 
Popularity Increases 

Standing out along with the other 
special features of M. Paul Phillips 
Library is the Listening Room giv- 
en to the library in 1948 by Mu 
Alpha for the use of the Student 
Body and faculty. Here students 
may be found at almost any time 
of the day enjoying anything from 
Bach to folk ballards sung by Ives. 
The Listening Room is on the 
Campbell to Silvia Walker of Tus- first floor of the library. There is 

are the highspots of tomorrow night's Mardi Gras Dance to be 
by the Pi Phi's. 

also a music corner on the main 
floor where one may see attractive 
displays of the most recent records 
ad to the room's collection. Since 
the gift last year of the long-playing 
attachment many new records have 
been added to the library's collec- 
tion. The records may be checked 
out for use in the Listening Room 

or they may be checked out as 
long as three days for home use. 

Two of the most called for records 
are Ravel's "Bolero" and Mous- 
sorgsky's "Night on Bald Moun- 
tain." Also popular with the stu- 
dents are Judith Anderson's "Me- 
dea" and "Sorry, Wrong Number" 
with Agnes Moorhead. 

Tomorrow evening at the 
Activities Building, Pi Beta Phi 
will present its annual dance in 
the form of a Mardi Gras Ball. 
This all-campus dance will be held 
from 8 to 12 with Jerald Scott and 
his combo furnishing the musical 
side of the entertainment. 

Highlight of the evening will be 
the drawing for the King and 
Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball. Ev- 
ery couple who attends will have 
the chance to win the crown. The 
couple chosen will be entertained 
royally following their presenta- 

No costume will be necessary to 
join the Mardi Grasers and enjoy 
jazz, roulette, a can-can dancer at 
the dance which is something dif- 
ferent in the line of Greek dances. 

Officers and their dates will be: 
Gerry Palfrey, president, Walter 
Greene; Shirley Hines, vice-presi- 
dent, Mayo Sydes; Ginger McVea, 
recording secretary, Art Sharbel; 
Marilyn Brittain, corresponding 
secretary, Tommy Ogletree. 

Members and their dates will in- 
clude: Jo Ann Boyd, Raymond Fap- 
pas; Frances Copeland. Max Bailey; 
Carolyn Cox, Jim Gray; Lillian 
Dixon, John Haislip; Shirley Ezell, 
Calvin McCollough; Shirley Guy, 
Wayne Patterson; Elsa Loemker, 
Dan Walton; Jane Mooty, Phil Tim- 
berlake; Jere Murphree, Jack 
Shearer; Anne Oliver, Bob Gray; 
Patsy Pace, Bill Baxter; Claire 
Palmer, Barry Anderson; Frances 
Sensabaugh, Jack Real; Mary Stow- 
ers, Jim Kerr; Lena Mell Win- 
ters, Tom Mitchell; Susan O'Steen, 
Jack Poole. 


$hd Ftevor 




Friday, January 22, 1954 



Aw-tv-iv Come On 


by Grady Looney 

The Birmingham -Southern Pan- 
thers under the coaching of Mr. 
Bill Burch, recently returned from 
a very successful road-trip. 

After the Panthers' return they 
met the pent-up onslaught of the 
Howard Bulldogs, who downed the 
Panthers in a very haphazard game. 

Later in the same week, the Pan- 
thers met the Sewanee aggrega- 
tion in a return match. The 
Sewanee boys got off to a fast start 
and got a quick lead on Burch's 
boys. However, in the second quar 
ter the tide changed and the Pan 
thers were completely in control. 
The half tied at 39 alL 

Then in the third quarter the 
Sewanee lads came back with a 
grim determination and when the 
dust of battle cleared they led the 
Panthers by 13 points. Yet, the 
Panthers who never say die, fought 

Women's Sports 

Harriett Higdon 

The basketball season began Mon- 
day with the Theta U-AOPi game. 
The Red and White were victorious 
by a score of 40 ot 10. Merry Lynn 
Hayes, AOPi forward, racked up 
26 points to be high scorer in the 
game. Evie Balch, Theta U for- 
ward, accounted for 12 of her 
team's 16 points. 

Tuesday the KD's met the Gam- 
ma Phis. The KD's won by a score 
of 36-8. For the KD's the high point 
woman was Wilson, making 16 
points; for the Gamma Phis Hyde 
with four points. 

Captains of this year's intermural 
teams are Pi Phi, Loemaker and 
Harpole; KD, Peggy Massey; AOPi, 
Marilyn Butler; Zeta, Makie Has- 
lam; Theta U, Evie Balch; Gamma 
Phi, Hatfield; and Independents, 
Helen Hallman. 

Referees back from last year are 
Haslam, Hammett, Hamilton, Hayes, 
and Balch. 

Other games this week were Pi 
Phi-Zeta, and Independent-Gamma 

From the first of the season 
games, it looks like it will be the 
Pi Phis, the KD's and the AOPi's 
fighting it out for the title. 

(Crista, from Page 1) 

to help us learn the Christian's re- 
sponsibilities in establishing a trans- 
formed society through Christ. 

Phillippe Maury, fifth general 
secretary of the World's Student 
Christian Federation, flew to Law- 
rence from Switzerland to be the 
first speaker of the Conference. Mr. 
Maury led the conference with his 
lecture on "The Christian Trans- 
formation of Culture from a World 

The following" is a list of the re- 
maining speakers of the week and 
the titles on which htey lectured: 

1. Dr. Albert C. Outler— "A The- 
ological Basis for a Critique of Our 

2. Symposium composed of: Dr. 
John D. Gross and Bishop Newell 
S. Booth of Africa— "Christian Edu- 
cation Transforming Culture." 

3. Dr. Glenn A. Olds — "The 
Sickness of Our Culture and the 
Christian Corrective." 

4. Dr. Nels F. S. Ferre— 'Toward 
a Theology of the Arts in Con- 
temporary Protestantism." 

5. Dr. Ralph W. 

back and with one minute to go 
the Sewanee team led by just three 
measley points. Then Eddie Gil- 
reath intercepted on pass, and 
tossed the ball to Gaston Pollock, 
who came through with a nice lay 
up shot. 

The Sewanee bunch led by one 
point had run out. The Sewanee 
team won by the slim margin over 
the Panthers 72-71. Although the 
boys from Birmingham-Southern 
lost, they played a beautiful game 
in second and fourth quarters, es- 

The next night the Panthers took 
on the Southwestern five. These 
boys from Southwestern took an 
early lead and kept a six or seven 
point margin throughout the game. 

That ended the round-ball game 
schedule for that week, with a 
questionable record but the boys 
from Southern start with a clean 
slate when they take on five on 
the road. 

Although the games will be out 
of town, let's give them a good 
send-off and let them think the 
student body is behind their every 


by Grady Smith 

Never before in the history of 
the world has an art been practiced 
by so many people. Ambrose 
Bierce, early in the century, de- 
fined procrastination as "the art 
of keeping up with yesterday." 
Now I know that none of the stu- 
dents on the hilltop practice this 
art, but two of our ministerial stu- 
dents have given their opinions 
on the subject. 

3illy Hauer says, "At the rate 
humans are practicing it, by the 
end of the century, it will be an 
inborn instinct second only to the 
sex desire." Is it not possible that 
this might overcome all desires? 
This would be the termination of 
the human race. 

However, a brighter ou&?ok 
comes from Bobby Jett who says, 
"It will never replace night base- 
ball as a national pastime, but 
will run sex a close second" 

Yet this art must be mastered. 
So I say, be calm, rationalize, and 
in n i* cil , l)o 3 non conformist. 

The poop from the group — Park 
in the most unethical places, block 
traffic as much as possible, and 
raise as much cane as you can 
about no available parking spaces. 

The Student Activities building 
needs some paint. The 1916 paint 
was beginning to wear many years 
ago. Mr. Collins has approached 
the administration on the subject 
of funds. Mr. Collins is ready any- 
time he gets them. 

Basketball Schedule 

Mon., Jan. 18 



Tues., Jan. 19 



Wed., Jan. 20 



Tkurs., Jan. 21 


Fri., Jan. 22 



Mon., Jan. 25 



Tues., Jan. 26 



Wed., Jan. 27 



LXA vs. SAE 

IND vs. ATO "B" 

PiKA vs. TX 

KA vs. FAC- 

Tate, Wells 

RS vs. ATO "A 1 

vs. ATO 

RS vs. FAC 

Griffin, Crouch 

G. Montgomery, Hinton 
_ Lee, G. Montgomery 
Hinton, Griffin 


Hinton. Griffin 
.Wells, McCnllom 
Griffin, Baxter 

PiKA vs. KA 

SAE vs. TX „ 

ATO "A" vs. IND McCnllom, Griffin 

LXA vs. TX G. Montgomery, McCulloch 

ATO "A" vs. ATO "B" Crouch, Hinton 

SAE vs. KA McCnllom, Wells 

IND va. FAC Xee 

PiKA vs. RS G. 

LXA vs. ATO "A" 

Griffin, Tate 

Christ Transforming Personality." 

6. Panel Discussion — "The 
Transformation of Personality in 
the Campus Scene." 

7. Harold A. Ehrenspenger — 
'The Transformed Society." 

It is regretted that space does 
not permit an analysis of each 
speaker's thoughts. The titles of 
each lecture are indicative, how- 
ever, of the essential essence of 
each speech. Even though we had 
prepared by reading three books 
written especially on the theme of 
"Christ Transforming Culture," we 
were overwhelmed with the intel- 
lect of these great leaders. Fortu- 
nately, we had the opportunity of 
talking informally with the speak- 
ers at fireside chats held in the 
evening specifically for the pur- 
pose of clarification. It was here 
that we saw that these leaders live 
as well as speak their religion. 

Intellectual stimulation was not 
the only phase of culture stressed 
at the conference. Music, art, and 
drama and a modern dance feature 
rounded out the program. A con- 
cert was held one evening, and 
all of us listened for three hours 
to the music of Carroll Glenn, vio- 
linist; Eugene List, pianist, and 
Nancy Coor, lyric soprano. Each 
had no less than five encores, which 
showed how thirsty our society is 

for culture in the form of music. 

Kansas University fostered our 
cultural theme with its large Natu- 
ral History and Art Museums. 
These halls were filled with stu- 
dents at every free moment. We 
students also frequented the tem- 
porary book store set up by the 
Conference. Here was found the 
collection of many of the greatest 
books of religion to be browsed 
through or bought. 

One of the most meaningful gath- 
erings was the evening when a per- 
sonal letter from President Eisen- 
hower was read. In it, the Presi- 
dent gave his best wishes and sin- 
cere prayers that the youth of to- 
day would continue to strive for 
Christian education and transform 
society through Christ and His 

There were innumerable things 
learned there in Kansas in one 
week. We studied the Bible to- 
gether. We met in fellowship 
groups where one's neighbor to the 
left might have been from Pakis- 
tan and on the right a student from 
New Jersey. Here we discussed the 
vital questions of peace or war, 
how we as Christian students shall 
face Communism with spiritual or 
physical power, and the more per- 
sonal problems of everyday cam- 
' Continued, Column 5, This Page) 

I recently ran across what seems 
to me to be the "last word" on the 
Kinsey Report. Bennett Cert found 
it first and quoted it in the January 
2, 1954, edition of the Saturday Re- 
view. The hilarious little satire was 
written by John M. Malone for the 
"Schenectady Union." Here it is: 
"The mailman tottered into the 
office the other day lugging a 
book-shaped bundle. It was in 
plain wrapper, of course, so the 
addressee correctly surmised that 
it was his latest selection from the 
Literary Guilt Club, an organiza- 
tion devoted to the publication of 
books that will be banned in 

"In an obscure corner of the 
photographic darkroom, away from 
eyeing priers, he tore off the wrap 
ping to reveal a morocco-bound 
copy of the 778-page volume by Dr 
Alphonse Whimsy, 'Sexual Be- 
havior of Vegetables.' 

"Most literary gazettes were 
caught short by the publication 
date and unable to print reviews 
in current supplements. Our man, 
by reading straight through seventy- 
two hours with only thirty-second 
interruptions every forty -five min- 
uttes for watercress sandwiches, 
now is able to provide a capsule 
commentary on the entire work. 

"His review follows: The emi- 
nent Dr. Whimsy in this master 
work storms the bastions of prej- 
udice, lays waste the towers of in- 
tolerance, and puts to rout the 
hypocritical hordes of euphemism. 
Dr. Whimsy rends the iron curtain 
of ignorance and discusses frankly 
and openly for the first time the in- 
timate and exciting details of what 
makes life in the plan world. His 
book is the result of painstaking 
labor— a labor of love, unquestion- 
ably — and its fruition is immensely 
important. It is a careful analysis 
of the inner-most activities of 5,840 
plants— Dr. Whimsy collected their 
anthers — and here you will learn 
who makes Brussels sprouts, what 
celery stalks, where radishes repeat, 
when potatoes first have their eyes 
opened, why beets are blushing red, 
and how grapes that are ripe and 
luscious become withered old 

"The good doctor minces no 
words. When circumstances call for 
four-letter words he uses them. 
It is a tribute to the scholarly na- 
ture of his work that the reader 
finds nothing offensive in: Soil, dirt 
rake, worm, etc. In addition to the 
compilation of hitherto hush-hush 
facts, Dr. Whimsy's book is pro- 
fusely illustrated with startling 
photographs that pull no punches 
You may be shocked to see an 
artichoke with its leaves removed- 


pus living. 

Upon reaching home, we have 
met interest on all sides. We feel 
a deeper commitment of respon- 
sibility now. Consider the invest- 
ment America made in one week 
toward the Christian education of 
2,500 college students. At an aver- 
age of $75 each (more or less in 
instances), the cost was $200,000 r-.ot 
coupling the expense of the Uni- 
versity even after payment, or the 
contribution of the National MSM 
or the time and effort of four 
years preparation. It was no small 
wonder that we ten delegates from 
Birmingham-Southern feel enlight- 
ened, blessed, humble, and indeed 
grateful for the opportunity that 
was and Is ours in helping "Christ 
Transform Culture." 

One of The 


the Age of Shakespeare and the 
Stuart Period, followed by the 
eighteenth and nineteenth cen- 
turies in volumes three and four, 
closing at the end of Queen Vic- 
toria's reign. It is hardly venture- 
some to predict that these texts 
will appeal for years to come both 
to the general reader and to the 
student of English history. 

Plasti-Kleer book jacket covers 
recently purchased for use in the 
general collection appear on these 
books and preserve the beauty and 
information found only on book 
jackets and the inside blurbs. 

you most certainly will gasp at a 
full-color photo of a carrot in the 
raw. But you can't help but admire 
Dr. Whimsy's audacity in going from 
garden to garden to gather this 
bountiful harvest of information. 

" 'Mark these words: "Sexual Be- 
havior of Vegetables, wil have an 
immense effect upon American life 
— cultural as well as agricultural— 
for generations to come. The ad- 
vance sale alone has surpassed fig- 
ures set by last year's edition of 
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Theatre Group 
To Throw Clean- 
up Party Sat. 

The College Theatre will have a 
"clean-up day" this Saturday. The 
plan is to clean out all available 
storage space and arrange all the 
College Theatre property, including 
a number of flats which are at pres- 
ent stored in the Munger Bowl 
workshop. It is hoped the t all Col- 
lege Theatre members and anyone 
interested in the work of the organ- 
ization will be on hand to help or- 
ganize theatre materials. 

A Dutch lunch will be served to 
all those who attend. If you are 
interested, meet Becky Jennings at 
the Student Activities Building to- 
morrow morning at 9 a.m. The ac- 
tivities for the day will include eat- 
ing, drinking (softdrinks), and 
cleaning up. Abe Fawal, president 
of the group, urges that the mem- 
bers attend the party-work affair. 

'Sock Hop 9 Dance 
In Gym Tonight 

Largely because of the great fun 
enjoyed by those who attended the 
last Sock Hop, there will be an- 
other Sock Hop tonight after the 
Panther-Belmont game. It will be 
in the gym, and music will be fur- 
nished by phonograph records, of 
which Faye Hendrix is in charge. 
Sponsored by the P. E. Club, these 
Sock Hops will be a customary 
event after varsity games here on 
the week-end — if they are well at- 
tended. Ann Gravlee is in charge 
of publicity for the Sock Hops. 

Women 9 s Rushing 
Is In Full Swing 

Rush season for women students 
officially began on Monday, Janu- 
ary 25, with a Pen-hellenic party. 
At this time, the rushing procedure 
was explained to the new women 
students. Those girls who are in- 
terested and all unaffiliated women 
students are eligible to participate 
in the rush season, A quota of four 
girls plus as many as are needed to 
bring membership up to 28 has been 
set by the Pan-hellenic Council. 

This informal rushing season will 
last for three weeks, the first two 
being devoted to 10 o'clock parties. 
The schedule for this portion of the 
rush is: 

Tuesday, January 26: Gamma Phi 

Thursday, January 28: Zeta Tau 

Friday, January 29: Kappa Delta. 
Monday, February I: Alpha Chi 

Tuesday, February 2: Alpha Omi- 
cron Pi. 

Thursday, February 4: Theta Up- 
(See Rushing, Page 4) 



Winter Play 
Will Be Fun 

The sun is up, 
Are you?" 

It's 2:30 in the afternoon, not 6 
o'clock in the morning, and Munger 
Auditorium, not a barnyard. The 
rooster is opening the daily re- 
hearsal of "Simple Simon." 

Herald Jack Shearer pops on and 
off stage to bring important bulle- 
tins such as 'The Queen has opened 
her left eye!" 

Attendant Grady Smith begins 
sweeping the stage rather listlessly. 

Pieman James Gillespy opens 
shop with his ringing chant, "Green 
apple, pineapple, cherry, and 

The Royal Washerwoman (Vir- 
ginia Covington) starts to "douse 
and scrub" The Royal Wash, which 
can be quite unmovable at times. 
The Niteshirt (Ann Gravlee), Dress 
(Katy Clark), and Long Underwear 
(Gerry Palfrey) are the ringleaders 
of the clothesline. The ticklish lon- 
gies occasionally run away with 
themselves, much to the despair of 
the Washerwoman. 

Such is the scene when young 
Simon (Earl Gossett) wanders on 
stage into the strange country. Fresh 
from a democracy, Simon can't un- 
derstand the complete submission of 
the people to their Queen (Mary 
Jean Parson). The Queen explains 
that her people serve her "because 
they love me," but Simon dares to 
question this. 

The Princess (Shirley Ezell) 
echoes the Queen in every haughty 
gesture and line. The King (Frank 
Marshall) is a henpecked figure- 
head whom no one seems to notice. 
His most characteristic line is "Wait 
for me!" 

(See Fun, Page 2) 


Studes to Journey 
To Entertain Vets 

Wednesday, February 3, several 
Southern students accompanied by 
Dr. Wesson will be hosts at a Red 
Cross program given at the Veterans 
Hospital in Montgomery. The Zetas 
are to furnish much of the talent 
Grady Looney will be the emcee. 
Joyce Spradley is in charge of the 

Cercle Sees Slides 

The French Club, Lc Cercle Fran- 
cais, met last Monday at the ten 
o'clock period to be present at a 
most interested meeting. Mr. Riche- 
bourg McWilliams lectured on 
French art of the following "peri- 
ods:" Impressionism, Post-Impres- 
sionism. Follism, and Cubism. The 
lecture was accompanied by a se- 
ries of excellent slides shown by 
Mr. McWilliams. 

Thief Gets $98 in Saturday 
Night Raid on Bookstore 

Last Saturday night the College 
Bookstore was broken into by one 
or more unidentified burglars. No 
one knows— except the thief and 
his possible accomplice — exactly 
what time the burglary occurred, 
as the Bookstore was closed on Sat- 
urday at twelve noon. 

The burglar, who came in through 
the kitchen, rifled all the - cash 
drawers and fled the campus with 
$93 in cash. Not content with money 

alone, the burglar stole two foun- 
tain pen sets and two sample class 

The police are investigating. They 
came out quickly after being called 
about 7:30 Sunday morning by a 
cafeteria cook, who discovered the 

Detectives were back on campus 
early in the week, but by press 
time they had made no disclosures 
as to clues or possible leads. 

U. S. Graduate Students Compare 
With Dutch Freshmen," Says Kruijt in 
Close Look at us in this Exclusive Story 

(This is ah "exclusive" article 
written especially for the Hilltop 
News by Dr. Kruijt, visiting profes- 
sor here last quarter from the Neth- 
erlands. We feel that his opinions 
are vitally 
much of what he 
you.— Ed. Note.) 

In order to be able to compare 
American with European conti- 
nental students, we have to realize 
that the respective systems of higher 
education differ greatly. In the 
Netherlands, for instance, there are 
no colleges like i nthe U. S. You 
here have first an education of 12 
grades, 8 in the grammar and 4 in 
the high school, and the number of 
young Americans finishing those 12 
grades is very large. After that a 
great percentage of them go on to 
college, a fact which results in very 
large college enrollments (more 
than 2 million students now, in the 
future perhaps 3 million). In the 
Netherlands, also, there are 8 grades 
in the elementary education, but 
after the 6th grade begins a differ- 
entiation: after a rather rigid selec- 
tion, a small minority, about 10%, 
of the pupils, entprs a secondary 
school (2 times, one lasting %, and 
one 6 years). Only those who suc- 
ceed in knowing the final examina- 
tion (also rather rigid) of the sec- 
ondary school (and less than 50% 
do pass) are allowed to enter the 
University. Assuming that this 
double selection is based on the cri- 
terions of intelligence and energy 
(which is perhaps not wholly true) 
and assuming that the percentage 

of able and intelligent young people 
in the whole population will be 
about the same in both countries 
(and anthropologists give us no rea- 
son to doubt this), those who reach 
the state Universities must be a 
more select part of the population 
than the group which enters the 
American colleges. I think that there 
quite likely is more similarity In 
intelligence between the graduate 
students in your country and the 

Oh Intelligence 
I found some students in my class 

here at Birmingham-Southern very 
able, a few good or average students 
and a few of poor ability, as would 
be true in the Netherlands. Perhaps 
my class was already a selection. 
In general I think that the percent- 
age of students of average and poor 
intelligence (or preparation) in the 
American colleges is larger than in 
our Universities, but of course it 
depends on the standard which the 
college tries to maintain. In my 
country this standard is the same 
in all Universities and higher in 
general than that of the American 
colleges. I shall be going now to 
the State University of Iowa to lec- 
ture for graduate students. I shall 
be able to compare their standard 
with ours. 

On Extra-Curricular Activities 
Comparing the extra-curricular 
activities, I believe they are more 
important in your college student 
life than in our student life. Games, 
for instance, between teams of dif- 
ferent Universities are unknown in 
my country, with the exception of 

rowing (like the English :egatta). 
In my opinion, the stress laid by 
your colleges on football is too 
large, and I am glad your college 
shows more restraint in this re- 
spect than most other colleges do. 
I believe that the extra-curricular 
activities in general are more inte- 
grated with the whole college com- 
munity than those in our student 
life, and this is, in my opinion, an 
advantage, for it promotes good 
team spirit. But partially, I think, 
this is a result of the fact that you 
have a campus with all buildings 
together. In our country, the dif- 
ferent buildings of the University 
(and also of the student fraternities) 
are scattered in the city. And we 
have no dormitories, either. 
On Dress 
Clothing is more informal in your 
country than in our country. But 
is this not partially a consequence 
of the difference in climate? As 
soon as I arrived in Birmingham, I 
felt happy to wear American 

Oh Majoring 
Before a freshman enters our 

Universities, he chooses a special 
profession. He wants to be a par- 
son, or physician, or lawyer, vet- 
erinarian, physicist, chemist, dentist, 
teacher, or an economist, an en- 
gineer, etc. From the very begin- 
ning, his study is aimed in the di- 
rection of his special chosen profes- 
sion. But I repeat, the reason is 
simply that our University is only 
an institution for graduate study. 
Of course, the first year may lay 
(See Kruijt, Page 4) 

'Southern Voices 
Are Fixtures On 
Local TV-Radio 


During the school year 1953-1954, 
Radio and Television stations have 
called rather heavily upon the tal- 
ents of Southern's Radio Depart- 
ment. Some half dozen members 
or ex-members of the Department 
have been engaged professionally 
— which means "with pay" — during 
the last six months. Among those 
seen and/or heard on Birmingham 
and other stations are the following: 

Don Kirkpatrick, Ginger McVea, 
WCRT and WBRC-TV; Ward 
(Wharton to you) Mclntyre, for- 
merly WCRT, now WBRC-TV; Izas 
Bahakel. WSGN; George Randle, 
WSGN; Paul Cosby, WMLS, Syla- 
cauga. This does not include such 
old regulars as Johnny Poer and 
Jim Dardess. Johnny has been a 
familiar voice on WVOK for some 
•time now. Jim was for several years 
a fixture at WJLD until Uncle Sam 
detached him for other duties. Ditto 
Dick Deason, who had a breather at 
WCRT, until the Uncle decided that 
he had better start breathing a liUle 
military atmosphere. 

Skishers Meet 

The Skish Club met yesterday 
for a practice session at the gym 
pool. At the January 14 meeting, 
the Skishers elected Billy Hauer 
their new Vice-President. The Skish 
Club meets in the gym in Room 
107. Anyone interested in fishing is 
cordially invited to attend their 
next meeting. See Coach Battle for 

Library Teeming 
With New Books 

All the 

The Southern Library has an ex- 
cellent crop of new books. 

Proud New Flags, the latest F. 
Van Wyck Mason endeavor; Na- 
poleon Bonaparte, His Rise and Fall, 
by the world renowned F. M. 
Thompson; William Johnson's 
Natchez; The Ante Belium Diary of 
a Free Negro, edited by William 
Ransom Hogan and Edwin Adams 
Davis; Henry James, the Untried 
Years, volume one of a proposed two- 
volume biography of the great nov- 
elist by Leon Edel; and The Pirate 
Lafitte and the Battle of New Or- 
leans, by Robert Tallant, are but a 
few of the many excellent oooks iust 

A most important and unusual 
work, ordered for the library at the 
request of Dr. Harlan, is Primitive 
Heritage, edited by Margaret Mead 
and Nocolas Calas. This fascinating 
anthropological anthology includes 
such chapters as the following: 
"Congo Huts," by Gide; "Puberty 
Ceremonies," by Dixon, "Aztec Hu- 
man Sacrifice," by DeSahagun; •''The 
Goddess of Lust," by Denen; "To- 
temic Feast," by French; "Burial 
Alive," by Frencheu; "A Day in 
Samoa," by Margaret Mead herself, 
and many others. 

Labor in the Soviet Union, by 
Schwartz, and From Lenin to Mal- 
enkov, by Hugh Seton-Watson are 
important contributions to the ever- 
enlarging shelf on present-day 

Charles A. Lindberg's highly ac- 
claimed "air epic," The Spirit of St. 
Louis; The Tidelands Oil Contro- 
versy, by Ernest R. Bartley; the in- 
(See Library, Pag* 2) 

Studes Work 
Way Through 

One afternoon, the lab assistant, 
a student, helped freshman find 
an elusive amoeba under his micro- 
scope. At the same time, in Mun- 
ger, another student was hurrying 
to finish mimeographing a quiz for 
Dr. Whiting. Down the hall, the 
student switchboard operator, try- 
ing to get the line to Hanson Hall, 
pulled out one plug, pushed an- 
other, sighed, and said, "The line is 
free now, Mrs. Sensabaugh." These 
Jhree students, being of great help 
to the functioning of the college, 
are student employees, turning their 
spare time into extra money. 

Secretaries, lab assistants, library 
workers, and soda clerks are among 
the many types of student-workers 
employed by the college. Working 
in the library last quarter there 
were 14 students, according to fig- 
ures from the Bursar's office. These 
students, averaging lOhours a week 
on duty, are occupied with the many 
tasks that are necessary to keep the 
library's million volumes in circu- 
lation. In one day, student librari- 
ans check out books for other stu- 
dents, send out notices for over-due 
books, retire books that are dam- 
aged, shelve books that are returned 
and generally make themselves use- 
ful so that the student body can 
have the privilege of using an effi- 
ciently run library. 

The biggest market for secretarial 
talent is the professors' need for 
typists, readers, and graders. The 
work requires 2 to 4 hours a day, 
according to one secretary, but she 
(See Work, Page 2) 

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They Don't Tell The 
Truth Ahout The South 


A Jan. 9, article in the Saturday 
Evening Post by the Charleston 
historian, Herbert Ravenel Sass, en- 
titled "They don't tell the truth 
about the South" brings to light the 
disgraceful lack of attention given 
to the role of the South in the estab- 
lishment of the American nation 
and in the development of science 
and letters. There appears to be a 


side story catf voodoo in Haiti, 
Strange Altars, by Marcus Bach; the 
"New Southland's spokesman's" 
Where Main Street Meets the River; 
Paths of Loneliness— the Individual 

Society, by Mar- 
^ garet Mary Wood; and Lonnie Cole- 
man's Adam's Way, which has been 
called a "brilliant and original vari- 
ation on the very intriguing Pyg- 
malion theme," round out the list of 
the latest additions. 

(Work, From Page 1) 

added, "I enjoy it very much." Her 
typical day may be: typing from 1 
to 10 letters, keeping class records, 
mimeographing exams, sending out 
notices for meetings, and reminding 
Dr. Blank that he has a meeting at 
2 p.m. 

Some unusual jobs are available 
to students. The Physical Education 
Department pays officials for men's 
intramural games at the rate of $1 
per game. The Water Ballet uses a 
pianist for practices and perform- 
ances to the tune of 50 cents an 
hour. However, supreme patience 
is required for the latter because of 
the multitude of stops and starts 
characteristic of rehearsals. There 
is also the quiet job of 'baby-sit- 
ting" with Stockham Building, that 
is, acting as hostess there. Another 
job, on the order of baby-sitting, is 
open to qualified swimmers— that 
of being life guard for swimming 
parties in the gym. 

Perhaps the most valuable col- 
lege employee is Helen Hallman, 
dorm nurse. She is on duty 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week. Students 
manage to call on her at the oddest 
times. One student kept Helen up 
late and left for the hospital next 
morning for an opening — appendi- 
citis was the cause. 

Emergency psychiatric treatment 
was also required from Helen. There 
have been two serious breakdowns 
occurring over the past several 
years. One girl threatened to com- 
mit suicide, and Helen couldn't 
leave her by herself. The other had 
a severe persecution complex and 
was put under a psychiatrist's care. 

In the field of special talents, an 
aptitude in a particular subject 
opens the field of tutorial jobs. For 
example, one excellent student in 
Spanish tutored a student weak in 
the language for $1.50 an hour. 
However, this pay is an exception 
to the rule. The usual range is from 
25 cents to 80 cents an hour, accord- 
ing to the experience needed. 

No one will guarantee that you 
can work your way through college 
with these part-time, college-paid 
jobs, but the extra money comes in 
handy for a new sweater or that 
special date. JVDss Virginia Mac- 
Mahan, who has been invaluable in 
helping students find jobs, can, if 
the student is interested, place him 
in a better-paying, off -campus job. 
But a campus job is more conven- 
ient, and, as one student said, "It's 
one way to get your tuition 

(Fun, From Page 1) 

Simon soon finds himself in the 
capable hands of the stern Captain 
of the Guards (Abe Fawal) and his 
Guard (Walter Looney), who see 
that he sticks around. The only one 
who sincerely welcomes Simon is 

the eager Executioner (Peter Hal- 
ley), who keeps an eye and an axe 
on him, at all times. 

These characters rapidly bounce, 
dance, and march their way through 
a maze of complications to the per- 
fect happy ending. 

If you pass Munger this afternoon, 
you may hear the Royal Rooster 


Once, twice, I crowed before, 

Get up! Get up? 

Or I'll crow some more!" 
—A member of the College Theatre 

general ignorance on the part of the 
average American with regard to 
this matter. 

The typical conception of the 
founding of America is that the 
Scio^by Puritans were the true 
founders in 1620. Actually, the first 
English colony that managed to 
survive was at Jamestown, a South- 
ern colony, thirteen years before 
the establishment of the Plymouth 

Nearly all the credit for the win- 
ning of North America from the 
French is given to the colonists of 
New England and the Middle-At- 
lantic area. It was the work of 
the pathfinders from South Caro- 
lina, however, that won the vital 
Mississippi Valley from the French. 

One out of ten Americans will 
say that the first victory for the 
colonial cause in the War for In- 
dependence was at Trenton. They 
never heard of the Battle of Fort 
Moultrie, won by Southerners. This 
was six days before the adoption 

of the Declaration of Independence. 

A second Renaissance in Man's 
thinking about his place in the 
universe was the Nineteenth Cen- 
tury revelation of the Theory 0 f 
Evolution. Popular credit for this 
is generaly given to the British 
naturalist, Charles Darwin. Few 
have ever heard of William Charles 
Wells, of South Carolina. In 1818 
he announced the cardinal principle 
of evolution— the principle of na- 
tural selection. Darvin, himself, 
recognized this, the first recogni- 
tion ever given to this principle. 

Mr. Sass is strong in his contempt 
for the Tobacco Road — Streetcar 
school of Southern authors. Al- 
though they are masterful in their 
portrayal of a certain segment of 
Southern life, the tendency has too 
often been to offer this as typical. 

The author points out that many 
Americans forget that the master 
of the mystery story, Edgar Allen 
Foe, was a Southerner. Mr. Sass 
points out that Poe stands as one 
of America's dominant literary 
geniuses, despite the tradition that 
the South is and has been intellect- 
ually dormant. This "tradition" is 
another example of how misin- 
formed the average American is 
(See The South, Page 4) 


When you come right down to it, you 
smoke for one simple reason . . . enjoy- 
ment. And smoking enjoyment is all a 
matter of taste. Yes, taste is what counts 
in a cigarette. And Luckies taste better. 

Two facts explain why Luckies taste 
better. First, L.S./M.F.T.— Lucky Strike 
fine tobacco . . . light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second, Luckies are ac- 
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always round, firm, fully packed to draw 
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So, for the enjoyment you get from 
better taste, and only from better taste, 
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By Colleen Casey 

The Pi Phis held election of of- 
ficers last Monday night. Re-elected 
to their positions were Gerry Pal- 
fery, president, and Shirley Hines, 
vice-president. Serving with them 
will be Roye Wates, recording sec- 
retary; Frances Copeland, corre- 
sponding secretary; Betty Jane 
Stone, treasurer, and Shirley Ezell, 
assistant treasurer. At this meeting, 
the president presented the pledge 
awards to Jane Mooty as best pledge 
and to Anne Oliver for the highest 
scholarship. Shirley Ezell is now 
wearing the Sigma Chi pin of Cal- 
vin McCollough. 

The Kappa Deltas will hold initia- 
tion on February 7th. A spend-the- 
night party is being planned for the 
pledges on Friday night after inter- 
fraternity sing. The sorority is an- 
ticipating a visit from their prov- 
ince president, Mrs. Florence Tryon, 
on February 26th. 

The AOPi's are planning a spend- 
the-night party after inter-fratern- 
ity sing next Friday night. The girls 
will be out to win the cup for the 
third time and thus retire it. The 
AOPi's are backing the Water Bal- 
let in full force with Dottie Tyler, 
Zachie Doughty, Ann Yates, Faye 
Hendrix, Mary Jacq Snow, Kit Mar- 
tin, and Connie Jean Conway taking 
part. Pianist is AOPi Nancy Graves. 

If you hear the word "party" ex- 
changed among the Pikes quite fre- 
quently, it's still radiating from the 
Gay Nineties Party last Friday. 

Mary Ann Haslam is the Pi Kappa 
Alpha sweetheart. She will be pre- 
sented as their chapter's sweetheart 
at the four-chapter Founder's Day 
banquet in February. 

Bill Lovelace has graduated. 

To The Editor 

Jan. 26, 1954 

Dear Fighting John: 

I think that the Phi Pi's are to be 
congratulated on the success of their 
dance of the 16th, as well as for 
having the courage to make the first 
break away from the traditional 
dance at which nobody is comfort- 
able except the band. This is one 
of the first dances where the people 
sitting down didn't look like wall- 

For a time I have had my doubts 
as to whether.or not the Sororities 
were holding up their part of the 
burden as far as socials went. I am 
now convinced that the Sororities 
can shoulder their part of the social 

However, this type of dance 
should (and probably will) be bal- 
anced out with the traditional type 
of dance: if this dance had not been 
the first it might not have been re- 
ceived with the enthusiasm that it 
did receive. 

My heartiest congratulations to 
the Pi Phi's. 

Jim Blackwell, 

* • • 

Dear Editor, 

This is to be a very informal let- 
ter, something to be read in a 
comfy closet with Chopin on the 
gramophone, mulled Claret on the 
coffee table, and boiled plover's 
eggs near by. Choose a dull morn- 
ing, have a little fire going, and 
let a mischievous frown settle 
around your eyebrows. 

To be quite frank, and to come 

to how-you-say "the point," I am 
a leisurely sadist, and intend here- 
in to defend my art— that of in- 
flicting pain upon people. Now, 
now, you are quite out of danger, 
for only sensitive people are ever 
my victims. 

Sadism is on the rocks. There is 
so much beastly competition. Bu* 
that is America, n'est-ce pas? Ev- 
erything can be had a little cheap- 
er and a little more quickly around 
the corner. There was a time when 
I enjoyed an international reputa- 
tion in my little passtime. Duch- 
esses and Oriental princesses asked 
me to visit them, fat women of 
the Australian bush paid my way 
to them, I have known all the 
royal families of Europe. I have 
alone held the secret of unendur- 
able pleasure indefinitely prolong- 
ed, everyman has been in my 

Nowadays sadism is condemned. 
By psychologists, by churchmen, 
even by the guilty consciences of 
sadists themselves. 

To purloin a figure, sadism is 
twice blest— it blesseth him that 
giveth, and it blesseth him that 
receiveth. From this, my argu- 
ment: what this country needs is 
more pain. We should all beat each 
other twice a day, and thus, every- 
body would have two good times a 
day. As it is, it is all based upon 
chance. How often can you find 
anyone to beat, and who will face 
the stigma of being found beating 
somebody? Ha! You see? Pass a 
law! Make it legal, and soon a new 
industry will be started, we'll stab- 
ilize our economy pleasurajbly. 
Have you no enemies? Nobody 
you would like to beat? 

I have observed that most 
journalists often are delivered un- 
savory treatment. Please, send me 
some accounts of some of the abuse 
you have suffered from your read- 
ers so that I might live again, even 

As I 
See It 


Rumors have been flying around 
that we may go on the semester 
system next, year. I hope not. The 
quarter system seems to have more 
advantages than the semester sys- 
tem from the students' viewpoint. 

The bookstore seems to have a 
pretty fair cross-section of student 
opinion, and her^ are a few of the 
reasons the students assembled 
there gave for preferring the quar- 
ter system: 

1. The Christmas holidays break 
up the semester and make the finals 
come after a 2Vz week vacation. 

2. There are four quarters a year 
of intensive study; they will be of 
more value and teach the student 
more than two spaced-out semesters. 

3. You receive recorded grades 
more often and have a valued rea- 
son and better chance to pull up 
your average. 

4. The student is given two holi- 
days instead of one to take a brief 
rest, without anticipating finals. 

5. On the semester system, Satur- 
day classes are sometimes inevi- 
table, and this would defeat the 
purpose of this commuters school. 

6. By the time the semester is 
over, you've forgotten all the things 

(See As I See It, Page 4) 

if vicariously. 



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Whea you pause... make it count... have a Coke 


LeVs Back Panthers 
Over Belmont Tonight 


This past week-end, the Birming- 
ham-Southern Panthers journeyed 
to Nashville, Tennessee, to play 
David Lipscomb and Belmont Col- 

Burch's boys took on the David 
Lipscomb aggregation Friday night. 
The game started off fast and the 
play continued to be fast and furi- 
ous throughout the whole encounter. 

The starting five for Southern 
were Lee, Crouch, Baker, Hinton, 
and Pollock. These boys fought 
hard but could not overcome the 
drive of the David Lipscomb quin- 
tet. Brilliant playing by substitutes 
Eddie Gilreatii and Johnny Lee 
Smith kept the Panthers in 
tition. As the final whistle 
however, David Lipscom 

Saturday night the Panthers en- 
countered the Belmont Rebels. This 
game was the highlight of Bel- 
mont's homecoming festivities'. As 
soon as the game started, the Bel- 
mont boys knew they were in for 
trouble. The Panthers' starting five: 
Baker. Wells. Gilreath, Smith and 
York, got off to a very impressive 
start, and at the end of the first 
quarter led the Rebels by a score 
of 23-20. As the second quarter 
started, Belmont took six straight 
points and played such a deliberate, 
co-ordinated brand of ball that the 
Panthers really had to put forth. 
From the second quarter, the game 
nip and tuck all the way, with 

the final score 
era 69. 

Both teams played a good brand 
of ball, but Sidney Lanier's contri- 
bution to Belmont, Eddie Scott and 
Robert Barnes, gave the Belmont 
five the extra spark they needed 
for victory over the Panthers. 

Southern plays two games this 
week-end, tonight against Belmont 
and Saturday night the Panthers 
team up against David Lipscomb. 
The Panther round-ball artists have 
a good chance to take both games 
and they will if you will come to 
the games and support your 
with your spirit and 

Women's Sports 


The first two weeks of the bas- 
ketball season for che gals has pro- 
duced some real thrillers. 

The Pi Phi-Zeta game, always a 
hotly contested one, went into over- 
time. The Pi Phi's emerged victors 
over a hard fighting Zeta team 
using a zone defense. Th« final 
score was 32-30. Hamilton played 
an outstanding gime f^r the Zetas 
and Harpole and i^oemakSr played 
a brilliant game for the arrow girls. 

KD 24— Pi Phi 23. Monday the 
KD's met the Pi Phi's in one of the 
best games so far. This game went 
overtime, too, and it was Celeste 
Hayden's free throw in the final 
seconds that gave the KD's their 



Like I said, keep parking in the 
most unethical places. It seems that 
this is the only way notice will be 

But, if you can't see any improve- 
ments, go out and have another big 
orange. Nothing will replace the 
big orange for losing troubles and 
heartaches. Have one big orange 
after another. There are enough 
steady practitioners of the art of 
drinking big oranges on this cam- 
pus, that anyone who is not well 
versed on the subject should have 
no trouble obtaining instruction. 

If you can't afford big oranges, 
you can always rely on bookstore 
coffee. (Or can you?) At seven 
cents, the dishwater from the cafe- 
teria would be more nourishing and 
flavorful. I'll see that the Pan- 
American Union does something 
about this darn crying shame. 

Why can't the girls have a cigar- 
ette machine in the dorm? Would 
it cost anything from our dear 
Burser*s office? 

By the Way, what is the most 
shunned office on the campus? 
Please refer to preceding paragraph 
for answer. The office seems to 
radiate ill-feeling by the ohms. 
Yes, Dr. Kaylor? 

What's this I hear about a French 
divorce? « 

All right, who robbed the Book- 
store? Watch for someone with a lot 
of big oranges, and you have the 

Who is the Queen who is served 
because she is loved? The play, 
"Simple Simon," does incorporate 
broad humor, doesn't it? 

At the last meeting of the Execu- 
tive Council, Elmer O'Brien was 
elected treasurer, replacing Gerald 
Lambert, who left last week for the 
Marine Corps. 

All rush parties will be held in 
the respective sorority rooms in 
Stockham Women's Building. Any 
woman student desiring further in- 
formation about rushing may in- 
quire at the Dean of Women's office 
at Stockham Women's Building. 

Panthers Over 
Belmont Rebels 



Crouch . 
Wells _ 
Hinton _ 
Pollock . 
Smith _ 

Points Fouls 
8 2 

0 -5- 

12 0 

12 6 

.... 7 1 

„_ 7 3 

. 9 4 

_ 4 0 

_ 10 3 

Panthers Over 

Wells, R. 
Lee, U. — 
Hinton .-. 





Baker — 
Browdy _ 

Points Fouls 

.6 2 

4 3 
__ 4 3 
11 3 
„ 6 3 
16 4 

2 2 

..... 0 0 

_ 0 1 

_ 10 1 

24-23 decision. Hayden racked up 
16 points to be high scorer. 

The Independents scroed a 41-10 
victory over the Gamma Phi team. 
Independent captain, Helen Hail- 
man, with 28 points, has set a record 
for this season for individual scor- 
ing honors. 

AOPi 41— ZTA 21. The ZTA-AOPi 
game saw the Zetas fall to the 
AOPis. Hayes was high scorer for 
the red and white with 19, and 
Butler, AOPi captain, was close be- 
hind with 18 points; HAmiltnn hit 
for 15 of her team's 21 points. 




Friday, February 5: Pi Beta Phi. 

The following week will be de- 
voted to afternoon and night par- 
ties. Each rushee will pick three to 
attend from the invitations which 
she receives. These invitations may 
be picked np on Friday, February 5, 
at 2 p.m. Scheduled for the week 
are the following parties: 

Monday, February 8: 4-5: Phi 
Beta Phi; 6-7: Theta Upsilon. 

Wednesday, February 10: 4-5: 

Alpha Omicron Pi; 6-7: Alpha Chi 

Thursday, February 11: 4-5: Kappa 
Delta; 6-7:. Zeta Tau Alpha. 

Friday, February 12: 4-5: Gamma 
Phi Beta. 

The week-end of February 12-14 
is. to be considered as "closed rush." 
which will be considered a period 
of silence. 

Climaxing the schedule will be 
the preferential party on Monday, 
February 15, and pledging on Tues- 
day, February 16. 

(As I See It, From Page 3) 

you learned at the first of the year. 

7. Going to one class three days 
a week at one hour, and then an- 
other class the other days would 
seem more confusing than bene- 

8. So many of our students work 
in the afternoon, and yet, afternoon 
classes become a must in the semes- 
ter system. 

9. More expense, for books, tui- 
tion, etc., is put on the student at 
one time— the first of the year. 

These are a few of the reasons 
why some of the students would 
prefer to remain on the quarter sys- 
tem When the administration con- 
siders changing to the semester sys- 
tem, these points might be included 
in the debate. For that matter, a 
vote from the students as well as 
the teachers would be the demo- 
cratic thing to do before changing 

The BLOOD MOBILE will be 
here Feb. 4. 



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get the world's best tobaccos, selected 
by Chesterfield buyers with the help 
of our research chemists . . . and 
proven, by actual tobacco tests, to be 
highest in quality. 

Before we buy tobaccos for Chester- 
fields, our laboratories take samples 
from all over the tobacco country 
and analyze them for low nicotine 
content. The extra care pays off! In 
recent "tobacco tests," the six leading 
brands of cigarettes were chemically 
analyzed. The findings : of them all, 
Chesterfield is highest in quality — 
low in nicotine. 

the TASTE and 

A group of Chesterfield smokers have been ex- 
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two years. 45% of them — on the average — have 
been smoking Chesterfield for well over 10 years. 
The doctor's examinations show . . . 

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Friday, January 29, 1954 


am Page 1) 

stress on introductory and general 
studies, but most of the general 
studies which are topics in the col- 
leges here are given at the Dutch 
secondary schools, which fulfill i n 
some sense the role of American 

On Spiritual Freedom 

Of coarse there are differences 
in custom, but as a rule the atti- 
tudes do not differ very much. 
There is perhaps one: I think that 
the you(ng American generation, 
students included, are, in spiritual 
respect, not so individualistic as 
were the former American genera- 
tions and as is the young generation 
in the Netherlands. You may ex- 
press this fact by saying, in terms 
of psychology, that the new Ameri- 
can generation is extrovert, while 
on the other hand Europe has more 
introverts. Or in terms of Ries- 
man's book, "The Lonely Crowd": 
the present American generation 
tries to'prevent conflicts. The re- 
sult is a very happy team spirit, 
but the danger is that the pressure 
of public opinion is too large for 
the defense of a real spiritual free- 

On Outside Jobs 
Netherlander will herhaps say 

that American students are rich be- 
cause they have a car! But I know 
that this is usually his only property. 
As a rule our students buy more 
books, although the younger gen- 
eration does so less than was for- 
merly customary. In the Nether- 
lands there are, like here, students 
earning their own living (either 
wholly or partially), but there are 
not so many as here, though their 
number has increased very much 
in recent times. Not so very long 
ago it was somewhat indecent for a 
Dutch student to work at the job of 
earning his living while in school; 
in your country, is quite usual, if 
not an honor. But in this respect 
Europe is in a process of American- 
ization! I think, however, that it is 
easier for an American student to 
get a job than for a Dutch student. 
In my opinion, the good student 
whose family cannot pay his way 
ought to have a grant from the 
Government in order to be able to 
concentrate on his studies. In our 
country we are experimenting with 
this system, but the number of 
grants is still not large enough. 
On Girls' Looks 
Except for some difference in 
dress, I see no difference in this 
respect. Perhaps one: we have no 
Queens" and similar crowned beau- 
ties in our academic life. 

t Want to Come Again!" 
We enjoyed our stay here very 
much and are very grateful for all 
we saw, heard and learned. If I 
were young, I should like to live 
here my whole life. I should very 
much like to come back, but I had 
a whole year's leave of absence from 
my University, and I think I have 
the moral obligation to wait for at 
least some years before asking for 
a new leave. 

(The South, From Page 2) 

about the South. 

The author concludes by stating 
that it is not only for Americans in 
general to get the truth about the 
South, but Southerners should come 
to realize that past importance of 
their section in order to better 
equipt themselve sfor the progress 

Get the 



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Volume XXI, No. 14 

Catspaw To Spotlight 
Clean, Clever Satire 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

February 5, 1954 

The Interfraternity Sing is tonight 
and with its culmination, everyone 
will, by nights, settle down to some 
earnest work on Catspaw. The date 
for this affair has been set for 
February 26. 

There are a good many misconcep- 
tions held in regard to Catspaw, 
and, as a clarifying measure, the 
following is a list of the points on 
which the skits will be judged: 
1) Originality; 2) Presentation; 3) 
Participation; and 4) Appropriate- 
ness of theme. 

The theme of Catspaw, which has 
proven itself a subject of consider- 
able misunderstanding in the past, 
is "Satire" — satinical take off on all 
phases of campus life here at South- 
ern. This includes sarcasm and the 
poking of fun — but not malicious 
fun. This malicious angle will be 
checked closely when the skits are 


On Thursday night, February 25, 
all groups must present their skits 
before the censor in Munger Audi- 

Mortar Board 
Initiates Four 

Last Wednesday night, January 27, 
the Birmingham-Southern Chapter 
of Mortar Board, honorary organi- 
zation for college women, met in 
the Pi Phi room fo Stockham Build- 
ing for the purpose of initiating 
four new members. 

Those initiated are: Betty Ann 
Godfrey; Eleanor Hamilton; Faye 
Hendrix, and Frances Sensabaugh. 

After the initiation ceremony, the 
Mortar Board group held a supper 
in the Theta Upsilon quarters of 
Stockham. The Mortar Board ad- 
visors, Miss Davis, Dr. Smithey, and 
Dr. Hernandez, attended. Also at- 
tending were Miss Crawford and 
Mrs. Sensabaugh. members of Mor- 
tar Board. 

The present officers of Southern's 
Mortar Board are: Ann Bates, presi- 
dent; Marilyn Brittain, vice-presi- 
dent; Joanne Alvarez, Secretary; 
Frances White, treasurer; and Betty 
Lee Krueger, historian. 


Each group will be allowed eight 
minutes show time for its skit plus 
four minutes for the placing and 
removing of sets. 

Dan Walton has meen designated 
M. C. 

The groups, in the order of ap- 
pearance, are: Group One SAE, 
AOPi and Lambda Chi Alpha; 
Group Two— Zeta Tau Alpha, PiKA 
and Delta Sigma Phi; Group Three 
— KA, Pi Phi, Gamma Phi and 
Theta Chi; Group Four— ATO, 
Theta U, Alpha Chi Omega and 
KD; Group Five — Independents and 
Religious Students; and Group Six 
— the Faculty. 

The Catspaw performance will 
take place at 7:30 p.m., the evening 
of February 26. 


Religion Seen As 
Illicit Sex Curb 

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-(IP.)-Dr. 
Alfred Kinsey, principal author of 
Sexual Behavior of the Human 
Female, has been criticized by the 
head of Notre Dame's sociology de- 
partment for using statistics which 
are "questionably valid" and build- 
ing upon them a philosophy which 
is "unquestionably invalid." 

Dr. John J. Kane, a specialist on 
marriage and the family, declares 
that Kinsey "has invaded the field 
of social philosophy where his au- 
thority and ability can be severely 
questioned." His statistics cannot 
be projected on all American wom- 
en. But despite these serious res- 
ervations, Dr. Kane concedes that 
Kinsey's findings are the best scien- 
tific data available on the subject. 

"Let's not dismiss Kinsey as a 
crackpot," Dr. Kane cautions. "Let's 
remember that while this book may 
do great harm, it can also do great 
good. If America is alerted to the 
decline of moral standards, and real- 
izes the importance of religion in 
regaining them, we may all have 
cause the remember Professor Kin- 
sey with gratitude," he states. 

"Kinsey's findings reveal that cer- 
(See Illicit Sex page 2) 

Dancing Mermaids Find 
Ballet Fun — But Tiring 


When-w-w. Just finished another 
Water Ballet practice. Tuesday 
nights in the water are fun, but 
tiring. Had a good practice sesion, 
but we need more people partici- 
pating. Not many people know how 
much time goes into planning even 
before rehearsals tart. 

During the Fall Quarter the Water 
Ballet workshops helped get the 
swimmers into condition and were 
good practice, too. The theme was 
selected as soon as workshopsbe gan. 
Out of the good suggestions made, 
there was selected a theme about 
the state of Alabama under Five 
Flags. We didn't know then how 
many swimmers we'd have, but, we 
started working on the routines 
right away — anyway. 

At the beginning of this quarter, 
try-outs were heid and sixteen good 
swimmers were selected. The rou- 
tines were slowly coming into 
shape, and serious practice began. 

By the time the music was select- 
ed, which was as soon as the theme 
was selected, we could see that re- 

to present ac- 

curate sequence of routines. We 
weren't sure who had come to Ala- 
bama first or who stayed longest, 
so we went to the library to find 
out. We did. With the routines 
we had in mind and the corect 
sequence of nations, everything was 
working out nicely. 

Costumes weren't hard to design, 
with Mis Davis' experience and 
talent. The people working on cos- 
tumes began that work immediate- 
ly. See— swimmers aren't the only 
people working on this year's Water 
Ballet. There are costume com- 
mittees and scenery committees, and 
Miss Rebecca Jennings is to be the 
lighting technician. The college 
choir Ensemble wil furnish music, 
other than the long-suffering pian- 
ist, who has been with us since 
Fall Quarter workshops. Yes sir, 
she's suffered long too. Those "just 
right" tempos and shouts of "Play 
louder!" have echoed round and 
round the pool. 

Well, it looks good for March 12th 
and 13th. We've worked hard, but 
we'll work harder later on. 
you'll see it. 


As I See It 

Parking Problem 
Very Acute Here 


This article concerns the most 
talked about problem on this cam- 
You know, parking, as in: 
"Damn, got here late again!" or, 
'There's a flat roof. I wonder if I 
can put the old flivver up there!" 

"Parking— that which we ain't got 
none of." 

Have you driven your car on 
campus at 7:50 any week-day morn- 
ing, and had to spend 15 or 20 
minutes time finding a place to 
park it, thereby geeting to clas late? 

Have you come to a ball-game, 
dance, or play and not been able 
to nose a parking place out of a 
darkened campus? 

Have you called your father to 
come after you at the end of a 
school day, and then had to waste 
valuable time while he wove his 
way in and out of the traffic jig- 
saw puzzle? 

Have you tried walking around 
the Student Activity Building via 
(See As I See It, page 2) 

Flying Saucers 
In Cellar Tues. 

Dr. Cecil Abernethy anounced 
Tuesday that the afternoon Cel- 
lar meetings have once again be- 
gun in full swing. 

The first discussion will be 
about "Flying Saucers." It will 
be conducted by Dr. Donald Men- 
zel, a noted authority on astron- 
omy and related sciences. 

This fascinating subject will be 
"aired" at 2:30 the afternoon of 
Monday, February 8, in the Cel- 

All students are invited to at- 
tend this interesting Cellar pres- 

Rush Changes Made 

Several changes have been ma'de 
in the setup for the women's rush 
program this winter. Because of 
conflicts, two parties have been 
scheduled at different times; Gam- 
ma Pi Beta will hold its afternoon 
party on Tuesday, February 9 and 
Pi Beta Phi wil entertain that night 
from 6 to 7. 

These changes will bring the 
parties to a close on Thursday, 
February 11. Regular rush rules 
will apply to the following Friday, 
Saturday, and Sunday. Beginning 
Monday and extending to Tuesday 
afternoon at 3 p.m., silence will be 

Another important change is the 
dates for pledging and the preferen- 
tial parties. Preferentials will be 
held on Tuesday, February 16, in- 
stead of Monday. Pledging wil close 
the season on Wednesday, February 

Biology Honors Course 
To Be Summer Offering 

At a special meeting of the Hon- 
ors Board last Tuesday afternoon, 
Dr. Ownbey, Dr. Smithey, Dr. Wiley 
and Dr. Blair reached a decision iu 
inaugurate a group of Honors 
Courses in the field of Biology here 
at Southern. The first course in 
this field of study has been sched- 
uled for this Summer. It will be 
offered to advanced Biology Stu- 
dents; but, in some instances, the 
be taken by graduate 
Honors, page 2) 

Greeks To Fill Manger 
With Melody Tonight 


Tonight at 7:30 o'clock the Greeks 
will warble their way into your 
good graces — they hope! Interfra- 
ternity Sing, in Munger Auditorium 
will be a gala affair, with 12 or- 
ganizations participating. 

Theta Upsilon wil render "Going 
to Boston"; the Pikes will sing 
"Meadowlands"; The Gamma Phis 
will vocalize on "Beyond the Blue 
Horizon"; "Holiday for Strings" is 
the choice of Zeta Tau Alpha; the 
Lambda Chis will be on hand to 
deliver "Vive 1'amoUT"; Alpha 
Omicron Pi has chosen "Louisiana 
Hayride"; the KAs wil sing "The 
Agincourt Song"; "Charlottown" is 
to be sung by the ATOs; Sigma Al- 
pha Epsilon has chosen "Soon Ah 
Will Be Done"; the KDs will deliver 
"Sweet Mama, Three Top Tall"; 
Delta Sigma Phi will render "Blue 
Tailed Fly"; and the Pi Phis will 
vocalize on "Cindy." 

Each Greek group will render, 
as well, one organization song. 

If you are in the audience dur- 
ing tonight's sing, you will not be 
able to compare what you hear with 
the arrangements sung by the col- 

Hot Beds Give 
Girls Real Thrill 

The girls in Hanson Hall all have 
something to write home to Mama 
about now. Monday night, about 
six o'clock, a small fire filled the 
patio wing with smoke and horrible 
odors, it was discovered by one of 
the girls when she returned from 
supper. Defective wiring caused a 
bed, a cabinet, a radio and one of 
the walls to burn. It seems the 
"fireproof dorm" will have to buy 
fire extinguishers after all. 

Everything was quiet and peace- 
ful, and the girls were all wishing 
something exciting would happen. 
Madly dashing firemen, sirens, po- 
licemen, and girls in housecoats and 
pincurls provided as much excit- 
ment as could be wished for. 

No serious damage was done, ex- 
cept that for a while to come, Zachie 
Doughty and Evelyn Brown, oc- 
cupants of the room, are liable to 
smell as if they have just come from 
a barbecue — though the main course 
of this barbecue was fried foam- 
rubber pillow and baked bed. 

lege choir. The purpose is not to 
put on a profesional concert. 

Some students accept this activ- 
ity an a school function which is 
usually won by the Pikes, or as an 
activity in which sororities and fra- 
ternities work up arrangements of 
a couple of good songs with the 
ulterior motive of "beating" the 
other organizations. They have the 
wrong attitude. 

Some participants think the pur- 
pose of this vocalism is the reward 
of a cup, and a feeling of superiority 
gained by the winners. 

But none of these come close to 
the true reason given by South- 
ern's director of music, Raymond 
F. Anderson, who is the sponsor and 

"The rules governing this school 
activity show clearly that the pri- 
mary purpose is not for some stu- 
dents to show off or beat another 
fraternity or sorority." said Mr. 
Anderson. "The rules were origi- 
nated to give every organization an 
even chance to win." 

To keep a fraternity or sorority 
from picking only their best talent, 
75% of the members must, partici- 

To keep from having a one-man or 
one-woman show, solos are not per- 
mitted. At least four persons must 
sing any one part. 

Large amounts of money cannot 
be spent in preparation for the 
show. A rich organization cannot 
hire professional directors or in- 
structors. Neither can they spend 
a lot of money , on props, and turn 
the event into a large-scale musical 

The judging system shows that the 
emphasis is not on the perfection 
of the arrangements presented. 

Three judges are named by Mr. 
Anderson. One judges the tech- 
nology of the arrangements; one 
judges from a layman's point of 
viey; and one judges the showman- 
ship of the performance. 

Putting all this together any fra- 
ternity or sorority has a chance of 
winning, and — more important, ev- 
ery member of every organization 
has a chance to participate. 

Summing it up, Mr. Anderson 
said, "We are trying to bring about 
an association of like minds and 
lie interests. We want this occasion 
to show how music can bring about 
unity, and also interest in music." 

Astronomer Menzel To 
Lecture Here Feb. 8-10 

The sixth annual Rushton lecturer 
is Dr. Donald H. Menzel. director 
of the Harvrrd Observatory and an 
internationally renowned authority 
in the fields of astronomy and as- 
trophysics. Dr. Menzel will speak 
here on February 8, 9, and 10. His 
subject will be "The Universe in 

Dr. Menzel's background is most 
impressive. He received his A B. at 
the University of Denver. He did 
his master's work at Princeton, and 
he received his doctorate from the 
institution. Dr. Menzel holds an 
M A. Honorable Causa from Har- 

Dr. Menzel's dynamic subject is 
well in the tradition of the deeply 
provocative Rushton Lectures. 

In addition, to serving on the 
Harvard faculty for thirty-two 
years, Dr. Menzel has done ex- 
tensive research at the University 
of California and has collaborated 
on several eclipse expeditions. He 

headed the Harvard-Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology expedition 
in 1936 and the U. S.-Canadian ex- 
pedition in 1945. 

Dr. Menzel has been awarded the 
A. Cressy Morrison prize of the New 
York Academy of Sciences in 1926. 
1928, and 1947. 

This famous scientist numbers 
among his published works the two 
books, Flying Saucers and 

Thomas to Address Cercie 

Dr. Hugh Thomas, Director of the 
Conservatory of Music, will speak 
to the French Club, Le Cercie 
Francais, next Monday at 10:00 a.m., 
in the Freeh Club room in Ramsay 

Dr. Thomas' subject will be 
"Modern French Music." 

Joyce Spradley, president of the 
club, invites all interested students 
to attend. 




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ILLICIT SEX, from pare 1 

tain types of illicit sex behavior 
have increased in recent decades," 
Dr. Kane notes. 'He likewise con- 
firmed statements by religious lead- 
ers that religion is the most effec- 

tive method of curbing immoral 
sex behavior. Again and again in 
the course of his investigation Pro- 
fessor Kinsty found that the de- 
vout Catholic, Jew or Protestant 
was Vast likely to engage in im- 
moral sex behavior." 

AS I SEE IT, from page 1 

the road and been nearly run down 
by a fellow student because neither 
you nor he could see around the 
miss-parked cars? 

If these things have happened to 
you, you are a student of Birming- 
ham-Southern College. 

According to the records, this is 
the seventh year that a committee 
has been appointed by the Execu- 
tive Council to study the problem, 
report on it, and ask the adminis- 
tration to do something about it. 
For six of those seven years, the 
recommendation have been discard- 
ed, the pleas ignored, and the prob- 
lem forgotten, is that pattern go- 
ing to be repeated this year? Let 
us hope not! 

The most consistent excuse from 
the administration is that it would 
cost too much money. Let me point 
out a few facts available to anyone 
who has any interest at all in the 

1. This year, enrollment increased. 
If things go as anticipated, it should 
continue to do so. This increase in 
enrollment will be accompanied by 
an increase in responsibilities to 
provide adequate accommodations 
for those people. 

2. With more people coming, more 
will be taken in by the college. 

3 If a fire ever broke out in any 
building, said building would be 
completely demolished for the sim- 
ple reason that a fire truck coudn t 
drive through the campus. For that 
matter, how would a fire truck get 
to the gym, the library, or Munger? 

4. It is said that the Post Office 
Department has already threatened 
to quit delivering mail out here if 
adequate lanes aren't provided for. 
That would be a fine position for a 
college to find itself in. 

5. Commercial delivery trucks 
have to play hide-and-seek to make 
ordinary necessary deliveries. I have 
a sneaking suspicion this is one 
reason why we no longer have bot- 
tled drinks in the bookstore. 

6. I wonder what sort of ordi- 
nance the traffic department would 
pass if they knew the conditions 
our traffic lanes are in. Some stu- 
dents are getting desperate enough 
to report it to them and demand an 

7. I presume this institution is in- 
sured. The insurance company 
would certainly be interested to 
know of this deplorable condition. 
I imagine if they knew the traffic 
and fire hazards of this campus, 

Friday, Febr uary 5, 1954 

the premium would be raised. This 
would cost the administration a lot 
more money than a few simple 
parking lots. 

But all this is not getting us any. 
where. As a paying student, I am 
not demanding red-plush seats, 15 
minutes classes, or maid service. 
I'm not even demanding a parking 
place for my car, because I have no 
car. I am merely asking that the 
administration reflect on the rec- 
ognized purpose of every institu- 
tion of this type— to serve its en- 
rolled students. I want to come to 
a campus in comfort, safety, and 

When the Executive Council pre- 
sents its recommendations next 
week, I suggest that it include these 

1. Prohibit all parking, anywhere, 
except in the area in front of the 
Bookstore, and behind Phillips, and 
on the north side of the road from 
the gym to the west side of Munger 

2. Draw yellow lines showing 
traffic lanes and parking areas. 

3. Pave the area in front of the 
gym and draw off a quickly-work- 
able parking area. 

4. Create a new parking area on 
the east side of the gym, on the 
level to top the hill, accessible from 
the parking area in front of the 
gym. Pave it and mark it off. 

5. Create a new parking area on 
the north side of the boiler room, 
below the bookstore. It would be 
accessible from the road by the 
conservatory. Pave this area and 
mark it off. 

0. Create a parking area in the 
turn-around in front of Hanson Hall 
for the students living in the two 
dorms. The idea of turning that 
level ground into a flower bed is 
utterly ridiculous in view of our 
dire need for all available parking 
areas. Besides, it would cost less 
than landscaping. 

7. For immediate use, let students 
park in Munger Bowl until more 
permanent arrangements can be 

Well, that's it. To the Executive 
Council— good luck to you. I hope 
you do better than the six other 
groups did. To the student body— 
upport your representatives in E. C. 
Go by second floor Munger and 
express your views to Dean Shanks, 
Mr. Walston, Mr. Yeilding, or Presi- 
dent Stuart. To the administration 
—remember— money well-spent is 
not wasted. 

BIOLOGY HONORS, from page 1 

students for credit toward a Master 
of Arts. 

The first course is to be "Hydro- 
biology." It will be taught by Dr. 
Blair. The course will involve a 
•urvey and classification of the fresh 
water flora and fauna of Jefferson 
and adjacent counties. 

"This is the type of course;" com- 
mented Dr. Blair, "that should 
prove of special interest to high 
school Biology teachers. The course 
is designed to acquaint biologists 
with the many biological specimens 
readily available for study in this 
district— it wil indicate the distri- 
bution of common fresh water life 
in this vicinity." 

"Hydrobiology" wil consit of one 
lecture and six hours of laboratory 
work and field trips per week. The 
course will carry four hours credit. 

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Friday, February 5, 1954 



Tonight is the night all Greeks 
have been waiting for! Interfrater- 
nity Sing will begin at 7:30 p.m., in 
Munger Auditorium. Songs have 
been floating through Stockham as 
all the groups were practicing, but 
this has been a party week as well 
Winter rush is in progress for the 
sororities and wHl close with pledg- 
ing on February 17. 

Theta Us are making plans for 
State Day to be held in Montgom- 
ery on February 27. This will in- 
clude participation of all the chap- 
ters in Alabama. Joanne Alvarez, 
Xi Chapter president, will speak 
at the program following the ban- 
quet. Other plans are being made 
for a slumber party in the near 
future. Last Monday night the 
Chapter's monthly hot dog supper 
was held in the room. Barbara Al- 
len and Theresa Bruno were in 
charge and proved to be fine cooks. 

Alpha Chi Omega held initiation 
last Sunday for five girls. They 
include: Mary Ann Ballow, Elaine 
Fairley, Elaine French, Winifred 
Harris, and Mary Kelly. The chap- 
ter is proud of their room which is 
being redecorated throughout. 

The Pikes are planning a party 
following t F. S. tonight. Brother 
Bob Satterfield got a double dunk- 
ing this week for being pinned and 
engaged to Jo Sawyer. The Broth- 
ers report that work is progressing 
on their new house. 

The Pi Phis are having their 
kitchen redecorated, and are sport- 
ing a brand new sink. Quite a few 
members have acquired new pins 
and rings this quarter. Claire Pal- 
mer is pinned to Barry Anderson. 
Betty Jane Stone is engaged to Mil- 
ner Snuggs. Marilyn Brittain to 
Tommy Ogle tree, and Shirley Hines 
has her ring from Mayo Sides. 

The Zetas went to Tuscaloosa 
Tuesday night to entertain in the 
Veteran's Hospital. Delores Layton is 

pinned to Barry Evans, Phi Delta 
Theta. The chapter held initiation 
recently for 14 girls. Those initiated 
were: Vance Sparks, Jane Sirles, 
Patti Turner, Mary Pylant, Becky 
Holt, Louise Carver, Mary Ann 
Shaw, Sylvia Dickerson, Janet 
Graff, Ellen Peake, Lenita Long, 
Sue Trimble, Avlona Yarbrough. 

The Lambda Chis held elections 
Monday night. Jim Blackwell is in 
as Prexy, Frank Marshall will serve 
as Veep, Howard Clark will act in 
the capacity of Secretary, Al Nuttal 
remains the Treasurer, Rodney Grif- 
fin is the Assistant Treasurer, John 
Hutcheson will serve as Rush Chair- 
man, Gene Bishop is in as Social 
Chairman, Ray Cantrell will serve 
as Pledge Trainer and Walter 
Green will act as Ritualist. 

Gamma Phi Beta announces the 
initiation of Brenda Weeks, which 
was held on Sunday, January 31, 
1954. Preceding the initiation the 
chapter met downtown for lunch. 

Shirley Palmites is pinned to 
John Jordan, a Theta Chi from the 
University who has just left school 
to serve with the Marines. 

The Delta Sigrs are giving a par- 
ent-faculty tea at their house Thurs- 
day, February 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Invitations have been sent to all 
members of the faculty and to the 
parents of the fraternity brothers. 
A big crowd is expected. 

The AOPis are proud of their 
newly painted kitchen. The walls 
are in green and the ceiling done 
with bright wallpaper. Nancy 
Graves is a new member of Mu 
Alpha. Plans are being made for a 
party honoring seniors, Suzanna 
Davis Maloney, Mary Jacq Snow, 
Ann Barr, and Marilyn Butler — to 
be given the last of this quarter. 

The KDs are having a spend-the- 
night party tonight for the pledges. 
Initiation will be this Sunday at 
2:30 p.m. A banquet at Joy Young's 
will follow. Those to be initiated 

An Editorial — 
Start Thinking, 

(The following article is an im- 
portant editorial that appeared re- 
cently in the Minnesota Daily, Uni- 
versity of Minnesota. It is vital to 
every freshman.— Ed.) 

This year's freshmen are a part 
of an age group that does not by 
any means subscribe to constitu- 
tional concepts of human dignity 
and freedom. 

That doesn't sound like a very 
cordial way to begin a welcome to 
new students. We are glad to add 
our sincere welcome to all those 
extended freshmen so far. But it's 
not too early for the class of *57 
to begin some serious thinking 
along with the fun. . . . 

Somewhere in our high schools, 
this year's freshmen and the high 
school students in the classes be- 
hind them have been either mis- 
inofrmed, or not informed at all, 
about the basic concepts of our way 
of life. 

Proof of this comes in a poll Pur- 
due University recently took of the 
high school age group. . . . The 
results are startling. For instance: 

Fifty-eight per cent of the high 
school students polled think police 
are justified in giving a man the 
third degree to make him talk. 

Only 45 said newspapers should 
be permitted to print the news 
freely except for military secrets. 

Thirty-three per cent said that 
persons who refuse to testify against 

are Evelyn Brown, Mary Emmily 
Burnum, Elizabeth Cox, Margaret 
Frost, Dorothy Jean Norris, Sara 
Joe Whitlock, Pat Newman, Bara- 
bara Folks, Sally Saxon, Jean Wil- 
son. The KDs are also planning 
coffee hours with the fraternities. 
The first one will be with the ATOs 
on Tuesday evening. 



I think that the majority of the 
students will agree with me when I 
say that too many things are com- 
ing off in the winter quarter and 
not enough in the spring quarter. 
It stands to reason that activities 
on this campus would be of better 
quality if sufficient time were given 
for preparation. Someone should 
make like Roosevelt and switch 
some activities around a little in the 

Why do people shim truth in pub- 
lic when it is spoken occasionally 
in private? But Dr. Weaver would 
say, "what is truth?" Is not the 
realization of incontestable occur- 
ances truth? Is truth so bad? Is it 
not good taste? 

This semester situation should re- 
ceive a lot of consideration from 
everyone, including the students. 
The students should have some say- 
so. What is a school without stu- 
dents' 7 A Pogo fan might have some 

themselves should either be made 
to talk or be severely punished. 

Twenty-five per cent . . . would 
prohibit the right of people to as- 
semble peaceably. 

Twenty-six per cent believe that 
police should be allowed to search 
a person or his home without a 

It's not a healthy situation to 
have young people rejecting con- 
stitutional guarantees of freedom 
at a time when these liberties are 
threatened by demagogues and dic- 

Freshmen who hold these beliefs 
should examine them carefully dur- 
ing their next four years. . . . 

We hope that during your intel- 
lectual and social development here 
you will come to be an ardent de- 
fender of the civil liberties some 
of you now disapprove. . h . 

To The Editor 

Dear Editor: 

Relations between the various 
sororities on the campus are better 
than those between the fraternities. 
Credit for much of this can rightly 
go to the Amazons, a body designed 
to promote harmony on the sorority 
level. Operating separately from 
the Pan-hellenic Council, it has no 
counterpart among men's organiza- 
tions. Might there not be a need 
here for a similar body to improve 
inter-fraternity good will? 

Yours very truly, 
John Hook. 

• • • 

Dear Editor: 

I should like to call your atten- 
tioriHo the carefree attitude of some 
of the students on this campus. I 
am willing to bet that the greater 
part live for the week-end only. I 
certainly wish this type of attitude 
could be rectified before some of 
the students find out by experience 
that this sort of winking will get 
them no way fast. 

Yours truly, 

A Concerned STUDENT. 


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Americans are overestimating 
Russia's war potential, according to 
Eddy Gilmore, just returned from 
12 years as Associated Press cor- 
respondent in Moscow. 

Speaking to more than 500 col- 
lege newsmen at the Associated 
Collegiate Press conference in Chic- 
ago, Gilmore predicted "crumbling 
from within" and foresaw no im- 
mediate danger of war with the 
Soviets. Asked about the hydrogen 

bomb, he replied "I may be the 
greatest optomist in the world, but 
I think we're overestimating that 

Gilmore described the Moscow 
theatre, the clothing the people 
wear and the feeling of being spied 
upon constantly. "Don't underesti- 
mate the melodrama about tele- 
phones being tapped and people 
being followed," he said. Wherever 
he went, there was always a car- 

load of "little men in blue suits" 

close behind. 
He marvelled at Malenkov's "very 

penetrating black eyes" anci said, 
"He looks to me to be the man in 
charge." Still he added, "the gov- 
ernment of Malenkov is not a 
strong one." 

He said he didn't know for sure, 
however, because he is not an ex- 
pert. "There is no such thing as 
an expert on Russia— just varying 
degrees of ignorance." 

As for Russia's inward crumbling, 

Gilmore pointed to a decadent fac- 
tory and farm system. "Joseph 
Stalin was an evil genius," he said. 
• I doubt that Malenkuv has the tal- 
ent that man had." 

The Pulitzer prize winning re- 
porter said he will never forget the 
day Stalin died — "I knew I had one 
of the great news stories of the 

"One evening I noticed not a car 
going into or coming out of the 
Kremlin," he recalled, "and I said to 
my wife 'I think Uncle Joe's had 

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Stalin was hated, not idolized, Gil- 
more told the college newsmen, 
and many of his mourners "just 
came down to make sure he was 

Gilmore said he doesn't think the 
Russians, would keep their end of a 
non-aggression pact with the United 
States, but that "it wouldn't hurt 
to sit down with them." He termed 
the distribution of food parcels in 
East Germany "the smartest thing 
we've done in a Jong, long time." 

One hundred and fifty-rune 
schools from 36 states were repre- 
sented in the audience. 


(From the Carroll News, John 
Carroll University, Ohio.) 

Education is not. a commodity. 
Not being material, it cannot be paid 

It is sometimes easy to lose sight 
of this fact among the various 
charges and fees connected with 
acquisition of an education, but its 
disregard leads to a loss of per- 
spective and purpose. 

When you buy coal, you pay by 
the ton— the more you get, the more 
you pay. But when you "buy" an 
education, you pay one fee— an en- 
trance fee. . . . The student who 
gets the most from his schooling and 
the one who gets the least pay the 
same rate. 

This means that a student's edu- 
cation is entirely up to himself. 
For his tuition he receives access 
to teachers and to facilities— not 
an education but the chance to gain 
an education. 

Education is an unending process. 
Classes, extracurricular activities, 
outside reading, social events — all 
can be made part of an education. 

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SAE — - 2 1 0 .667 

Fac. __ 2 2 0 .500 

RS . 1 2 0 .333 

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LXA 1 3 0 .250 

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Timberlake, ATO 

Giles, DSP 

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York, TK 

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Hinton, SAE 
Burnett, LXA 
Ogletree, ATO 
G. West, RS 
Bennett. KA 
Guthrie, RS 
Walker. Ind. 
MKulloch, ATO 
Wells, Ind 
Crouch, KA 
deYampert. ATO 
B. Baker, Ind. 
Baxter, SAE 
Howard we 
N. Baker, Ind. 
G. Montgomery, ATO 
B. Satterfield. PiKA 
Gilreath, KA 
Miller, Ind 
D. Anderson, ATO 
B. Anderson, ATO 
Browdy, SAE 
Hicks, SAE 


Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

February 12, 1954 


Kids are Harder to Convince 

By Mary Jean Parson 

Believe it or not, a children's 
audience is harder to convince than 
an adult one. If a tree is painted on 
a backdrop, adults will assume it 
is a tree. Children have to see it 
in three dimension, and also see 
it grow if possible, before they will 
believe it. Adults will believe that 
shouting denotes anger. Children 
shout for pleasure and so must be 
convinced by suitable accompany- 
ing gestures and facial expressions 
that the subject is angry. 

Such are a few of the problems 
facing the college actor and tech- 
nical worker when they attempt to 
present a children's play. The 
technique used for presenting plays 
for a college audience involves 
subtle characterization and sincer- 
ity. The basis for success of chil- 
dren's plays means broad actions 
and diction, and perfect timing on 
lines and movements. Adult plays 
demand movement by motivation; 
children's plays, movement for 
beauty and picture. 

When College Theatre gives the 
prize-winning children's play, 
"Simple Simon," these theories will 
come into practice. These and other 

problems present themselves for 
solving by the ingenuity and 
finances of the Theatre. The castle 
must look like a castle, but still 
have a note of fantasy about it. 
The dungeon must look like a 
dungeon, but still not frighten the 
children. To present a tree that not 
only grows onstage but speaks, 
promises to be the most interesting 
of all. Of course changing the color 
of the queen's nose from red to 
green while she is on-stage will not 
be difficult at all! 

Choreography and music are 
necessary for any children's show, 
so the king's long underwear and 
nightshirt, the princess' dress, and 
the royal washerwoman hope to 
captivate the children in an illusion 
of fantasy and merriment. 

Mrs. Dorothy Schwartz, director, 
uses the theory that children come 
to see a story, be entertained, and 
lose themselves in another world 
for an hour. It is the obligation for 
the cast and crew to make that trip 
a pleasant one. That is what she 
hopes to accomplish on March 5 
and 6 at Munger Auditorium— a 
story of troubles, solutions, and 
happiness, for children. 

'Sock Hop 9 Dance 
In Gym Tonight 

Largely because of the great fun 
enjoyed by those who attended the 
last two Sock Hops, there will be 
another Sock Hop tonight after the 
Panther-Delta State game. It will 
be in the gym, and music will be 
furnished by phonograph records, 
of which Faye Hendrix is in charge. 
Because of the concrete floor in the 
gym lobby (where tonight's Sock 
Hop will be held), students will 
wear shoes at this particular Sock 
Hop. Sponsored by the P. E. Club, 
these Sock Hops will be a custom- 
ary event after varsity games here 
on the week-end— if they are well 
attended. Ann Gravlee is in charge 
of publicity of the Sock Hops. 


Those seniors who plan to 
complete their work toward 
graduation during this quarter- 
that Is, by March 15— must ap- 
ply for their degree now. If you 
have not already done so, see 
Mrs. Hale in Munger at the 
Registrar's office at once! 

Campus Blood 
Drive Nets 57 

The well publicized, but fairly 
disappointing drive for blood that 
was conducted here at 'Southern 
last Friday when the Blood Mobile 
was on campus produced a total of 
fifty-seven pints of blood. A total 
of 64 pints was offered; however, 
seven volunteers failed to meet the 
physical requirements necessary to 
be donors and were turned down. 

The following organizations con- 
tributed the following number of 
pints of blood: Alpha Tau Omega, 
13; Lambda Chi Alpha, 9; Faculty, 
7; Independent Women, 7; Inde- 
pendent Men, 8; Alpha Omicron Pi, 
4; Kappa Delta, 5; Phi Beta Pi, 2; 
Zeta Tau Alpha, 2; Preachers, 3; 
Theta Chi, 2; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 

"Makie" Named Pike Sweetheart 

This Saturday night, the brothers 
of Pi Kappa Alpha will honor their 
newly elected sweetheart, Mary 
Ann Haslam, with a party at High- 
land Terrace Gardens. 

"Makie" will also be presented by 
Delta at the Pi Kappa Alpha 
Founders Banquet, February 23. 

The Alumni Association is spon- 
soring the Founders Day Banquet, 
and Brother John Sparkman will 
be the main speaker of the evening. 

Jim Young, social chairman, has 
announced the entertainment for 
the party Saiuraay. It will include: 
Billy Hauer and his dummy, How- 

lj Kappa Alpha, 1. 

Dr. Wesson and Joyce Spradley 
headed the drive. They wish to 
See Blood, Page 2 

ir To Serenade Mobile 

Bright and early Saturday morn- 
ing, about 35 students will be 
leaving to "spread the good word" 
about 'Southern to the city of Mo- 
bile. These ambassadors from the 
Hilltop are the members of the 
Concert Choir. They are planning 
three appearances: Sunday morning 
at Dauphin Way Methodist Church, 
Sunday night at Government Street 
Methodist Church, and Monday at 
Murphy High School. 

Included on the program will' be: 

"In Mirth and in Gladness," by 
Niedt, "Blessing, Honor, Wisdom 
and Thanks," by Bach, "Awake the 
Harp," from Haydn's "Creation," 
and "Grant Me Thy Love and Sal- 
vation," by Brahms. There will be 
a group of Negro spirituals: "Give 
Me That Old-Time Religion," "I 
Got a Mother in the Promised 
Land," "I've Got a Mother in 
Heaven," and "Lord, I Want to Be 
a Christian." There will also be 
several arrangements of familiar 

ard Carle, will do a ventriloquist 
act; Amos Hudson will give his 
keyboard variations; Bill (Jasbo) 
Burton will give samples of the 
styles of the big golfers; Glenn 
(Maharajah) Youngblood will dem- 
onstrate how hte masters sing. The 
Rollicking Reverend, Pete, will be 
there to instill a seriousness. 

Rip Kirby, president, will pin 
Makie as the Pi Kappa Alpha 
sweetheart with the sweetheart pin 
from the fraternity. 

Girls Will Be Girls 

Monday afternoon at five o'clock, 
a meeting of the House Council and 
residents of the east wing of Han- 
son Hall was called to investigate 
into the noisy condition prevailing 
on the top floor. 

Quiet hours have been reset for 
7:30 to 10:00. Plans were discussed 
for a recreation room to be made 
on the first floor. 

church hymns, emphasizing the 
correct way they should be sung 
to have more spiritual meaning. 

The choir is really looking for- 
ward to this trip. The Azalea Trail 
has been opened, and Bellingrath 
Gardens are in full bloom. Need- 
less to say, they will all come back 
stuffed to the gills with seafood. 

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Choir will be leaving 

Parking, After Hours 
Bookstore Facilities 
Subjects of Call Meeting 

Parking on the campus and after 
hours service in the Bookstore were 
the subjects of a special meeting 
of the Student Life Committee in 
Munger HaU last Tuesday, Febru- 
ary 9. 

The Committee, which is made 
up of students and faculty mem- 
bers, discussed the lack of sufficient 
parking space for cars on the cam- 
pus and the lack of success in la^t 
quarter's experiment with keeping 
the bookstore open to serve stu- 
dents in the evenings. 


to appoint committees 
problems further. 

In discussing the bookstore ex- 
periment Treasurer Yielding point- 
ed out that on evenings when it 
had been kept open proceeds never 
exceeded ten dollars and on one 
evening were less than one dollar. 

Proponents of the plan said the 
bookstore had failed to provide 
palatable food during the evening 
hours and that the coffee had run 
cut after 12 cups were served. 

Mr. Yielding said the reason 
there is no longer a jukebox in the 
bookstore is that when there was 
one it didn't make any money. 

He also' said students did not 
seem willing to pay the bookstore 
as much for food and drink as they 
pay at a drugstore or a grill. The 
bookstore ventilation, he explained, 

will not permit the installation of 
a grill, and there are no facilities 
for sterilizing dishes. 

Dr. Stuart suggested the forma- 
tion of a committee of students to 
work with Mr. Yielding on after 
hours recreation. He also indicated 
that the administration would be 
willing to provide some money 
from the contingency fund to sub- 
sidize an approved program. Stu- 
dents appointed to the special com- 
mittee were Walter Greene, Mary 
Jacq Snow and Gerry Palferry. 

After agreeing that parking space 
already available on campus is not 
being used with maximum effi- 
ciency, the Committee decided that 
there still is not enough space. 

It was pointed out that grading 
and paving to provide additional 
space would cost a great deal of 
money. It was suggested that a lot 
of space is not used because stu- 
dents do not wish to park far from 
their classrooms. It is now esti- 
mated that about 300 cars park on 
the campus during the morning 

Student body President Walter 
Greene was authorized to appoint 
a committee of students to work 
with Treasurer Yielding on a solu- 
tion to the parking problem. 

Anyone having suggestions con- 
cerning either of these problems is 
urged to give them to any member 
of the student committees. 

AOPi and ATO Win Sing 

Birmingham tomorrow morning to trip down to 
(They make a mighty fine picture, don't they?) 

They will 

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Alpha Omicron PI Sorority mem- 
bers took first place honors last Friday, February 5, in the annual Inter- 
fraternity Sing in Munger Auditorium. Above, left to right, Mildred Ann 
Tatum, AOPi song leader; Walter Greene, president of student govern- 
ment; and Kenneth Lile, ATO song director, admire the winners' cups. 

It was the third consecutive win for the AOPi and they became 
permanent possessors of the cup. Second place in the sorority competition 
was Zeta Tau Alpha and third place was won by Kappa Delta. Kappa 
Alpha Fraternity members won second place among fraternities and 
Pi Kappa Alpha placed third. More than 150 high school seniors, on 
the campus to compete for Phi Beta Kappa scholarships, were special 
guests at the sing. 

"College A Must", 
Says G. I. Bride 

by Mary Jean Parson 
What can a wife do with herself 
when the Air Force takes her hus- 
band to far-off Labrador? Jan 
Laumer thinks she has found the 
answer, but she says, "I can't give 
advice yet, because I haven't really 
given it a try." , 
What is she trying? This wife of 
See G. I. Bride, Page 2 

Library's Latest 
Should Please 

The New Book Shelf in the 
library isn't exactly overflowing 
with volumes this week, but the 
eight or nine books that are new 
are also choice. 

If you liked "Chad Hannah," and 
"Drums Along the Mohawk," maybe 
you'll also like the new Walter D. 
Edmonds' novel, "The Boyds of 
See Library's Latest, Page 4 





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commend the student body for its 
participation in this program. 'The 
ATO's, the Lambda Chis, the facul- 
ty, and the Independents were es- 
pecially helpful," Dr. Wesson com- 

For those of you who don't know 
it, all stray articles that you find 
that can be classified Lost and 
Found articles should be turned in 
to the Registrar's office in Munger. 
If you are missing something, 
check by there. 

The Delta Sigs held their annual 
Parent-Faculty Reception at their 
house Thursday night. The brothers 
will entertain new students at a 
movie party at their house Satur- 
day night. 

The AOPl's are proud of having 
won Interfraternfty Sing for the last 
three years and thus retaining the 
cup. Three cheers go to Mildred 
Ann Tatum who directed. We are 
also proud of our record in the 
basketball tournament with four 
wins and no losses to lead the 
league. Congratulations go to 
Jeanne Waller who is engaged to 
Dan Clayton, student at Auburn. 

The KD's elected their new of- 
ficers Monday. They are: Peggy 
Massey, President; Ann Kennemer, 
Vice-President; Donna Makros, Sec- 
retary; Elizabeth Cox, Assistant 
Secretary; Celeste Hayden, Treas- 
urer; Pat Newman, Assistant Treas- 
urer; Mary Ann Randle and Sara 
Jo Whitlock, Co-rushchairmen; and 
Virginia Covington, Editor. 

The Lambda Chi's are holding a 

stag party tomorrow night, Feb. 13. 

Senior Girls May 
Win Scholarships 

The Katherine Gibbs School, 
widely known for Its courses in 
secretarial training, is awarding 
two memorial scholarships for the 
year 1954-1955. Any senior girl, re- 
gardless of her secretarial exper- 
ience, is eligible to quality for these 
scholarships which consist of full 
tuition for the Special Course for 
College Women in any of the Kath- 
erine Giggs Schools. In addition, a 
cash award of five hundred dollars 
goes with each scholarship, making 
a total of $1,120 for which any 
senior girl may compete. 

Girls, Page 3 

Jimmy Blackwell, Walter Greene, 
John Constantine, Rodney Griffin, 
and — oe Bledsole are still talking 
about the wonderful time they had 
at the Pirate Room Friday night 
after Interfraternity Sing. 


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by Grady Smith 

They say it's not the amount we 
have, it's how well we use it. The 
thing is, we don't use it to the best 
advantage. I for one have too many 
fingers in too many pots. Many 0 f 
us are in that fix. We have the 
choice, it seems, of doing many 
things half way or doing a few 
things well. From the looks of the 
mid-quarter grades this time, many 
of us are doing many things half 
way. Yet it is quite necessary to 
our school. But who realizes this? 

The columns at the entrances to 
the campus on 8th Avenue and 
Arkadelphia Road are a hazard to 
pedestrians and motorists. Could 
these obstacles not be moved back? 

I got behind the scenes of a mule 
race similar to the one Snuffy 
Smith is sponsoring. I knew that 
in such mule races jealousy exists, 
but I hadn't seen it taken to such 
a degree of assininity before. Yes, 
some of the mules made forefathers 
of themselves. But the race came 
out all right. The mule which had 
been the object of all the confusion 
pulled ahead and won the handicap. 
Many rightly deserved congratula- 

To The 

Re Pep Rallies 

Dear Editor: 

I wonder why the student body 
of this campus thinks that a pep 
rally before the Howard-Southern 
game is impractical, impossible and 

I think that if the Student Gov- 
ernment, including the I.F.C. and 
Pan-Hellenic Council, supported a 
pep rally it would be a success as 
a keystone for student interest in 
School Spirit. 

A spirited B.S.C. 
College Hot 

Vets Social 

Dear Editor: 

I think it would be a worthwhile 
thing if the Veterans on this cam- 
pus would form their own Social 
Club. The type of comradeship 
formed in the various services 
could be regained and furthered. 
The Veterans all feel that "they 
have bepn through it" and i hat they 
belong to a brotherhood of their 

I can well imagine that this sort 
of feeling is latent in all Veterans, 
whether they are aware of it or not. 

An Interested Spectator 

G. I. Bride, from Page 1 

10 years and mother of 3 children 
is going back to college. With her 
short bob, sparkling eyes, and 
bobby-sox, she looks no different 
from any other co-ed. She has even 
been asked for dates, but has re- 
fused them with a polite, "I'm 
sorry, I'm married, and only let my 
brother escort me." 

Jan lives in the barracks on cam- 
pus with her 9-year-old Tommy, 4- 
year-old Virginia, and 2 Vi -year-old 
Tony. She says she "had to resolve 
to a schedule" to get everything 
done. The younger ones go to 
nursery' school at the same time she 
is in /classes— 9:00 to 12:30. In the 
afternoon she takes care of them 
and does her housework. Only after 
tucking them all in bed at night 
can she get down to the journalism, 
religion, and history she is taking 
at Birmingham-Southern. 

When asked why she decided to 
come to college, Jan had several 
reasons. Her husband. John Keith 
Laumer, is a 9 year college man 
with a degree in Architectural De- 
sign from the University of Illinois. 
She thought she owed it to both of 
them to get a better education so 
she could "keep up with him." 

Continued on Page 4 

— A 

Friday, February 12, 1954 

Torch - Colors 
and All - Is Out 
During Finals! 

by Eleanor Hamilton 

There is a flame burning on the 
quadrangle of Birmingham-South- 
ern College. The torch, as it is 
called, is about 10 feet high, made 
of plaster, and is topped by a wire 
burner, out of which a flame leaps 
and dances in the wind. The com 
mon idea is that it is the Eternal 
Flame erf Knowledge, supposedly 
sponsored by the college to inspire 
students. However, this idea isn't 
consistent, because, according to 
local tradition, the torch inevitably 




Students have also laughed about 
the fact that twice the torch has 
been painted by pranksters. Once 
was on Halloween when yellow and 
green paint was used. The campus 
newspaper, the Hilltop News, made 
comment to the fact that maybe the 
wieners were toasted well-done 
The other time was during the 
competitive heat of basketball sea 
son. Howard College students, ac 
cording to some sources, painted 
the torch red and blue. Both times, 
the paint wasn't removed, but was 
plastered oyer. Now, one can faint- 
ly see the outlines of yellow, green, 
red and blue stripes underneath 
the plaster. 

Actually, the torch was construct- 
ed by the alumni of Birmingham- 
Southern, symbolizing their love 
for the college. It was put up in 
June, 1950, to start a drive estab- 
lishing a Living Endowment for the 
college, the interest from which 
goes for scholarships for worthy 
students. The torch burns gas, but 
because of the Alabama Gas Cor- 
poration gave the school a gift of 
money with which to pay the gas 
bill, the continuous burning costs 

by Alba Tross 

'Southern has long been noted for 
its relatively large proportion of 
intellectuals but it seems that this 
type student is rapidly overrunning 
the more desirable variety, and in 
order to combat further encroach- 
ment upon the right-to-happiness of 
the lay student, let us examine the 
various types of intellectuals to be 
found on campus, so that we may 
know how to deal with them. 

Type A we shall label the tenac- 
ious kind. He knows everything, 
but he won't tell. Picture yourself 
five minutes before a quarter His- 
tory exam. You have studied all 
night and know nothing except the 
fact that you have studied all night. 
You approach the intellectual. 
"Horace," you say— (Of course you 
do not say that if his name is Eg- 
bert.) "Horace, stupid of me, I 
know, but I seem to have forgotten 
the date of the first whaling trip 
out from Newport, Maine. Could 
you tell me what it was?" Horace 
looks as puzzled as possible and 
answers, "I don't believe I know. I 

haven't studied. I ." When the 

quizzes come back in a day or so 
it is Horace who has made the only 
A in the class. He blushes modest- 
ly and says, "I did study." 

nothing, but tells all. 

Watch out for him in such places 
as the Cellar, or, on one of his off- 
days, the Bookstore. He accosts his 
victims with a gay smile, the vic- 
time thinking all the while that he 
is about to engage in pleasant con- 
versation. But beware! B wants to 
discuss your views on the danger- 
our invasion of Argentina by nine- 


inch snails. Or, if he is really in 
the mood, centrifugal force as it 
applies to the manipulation of pogo 
sticks. Run when you see him ap- 
proaching. Better still, manage not 
to see him approaching. 

Type C is the most frustrating of 
all the kinds, and is found most 
frequently among the female of the 
intellectual species. C is always 
busy. No one on the campus has 
more to do than C. If C dropped 
out of school, the entire system of 
management would collapse. C can 
be recognized by her general at- 
titude, which reeks of efficiency. 
She smiles a lot, too. 

It takes two to produce a type D. 
These pairs are all too frequent 
around the campus, and are char- 
acterized by their look of profound 
intensity, and their total disregard 
for anything beyond their particu- 
lar realm. The average student is 
at first very impressed by their 
conversation, which he thinks is 
most important because he cannot 
understand it. The experienced as- 
sociated with intellectuals, however, 
soon finds that both the members 
of type D are bluffing not only the 
people who are impressed by them, 
but each other as well. They are 
happy in their illusion, and are 
really quite harmless. It is just as 
well to leave them alone. 

Professors and parents encourage 
these intellectuals. It is up to us, 
the student body, to see that their 
number is kept to a minimum and 
their influence reduced to nil. 

And nights... we use 



Page 2 

These scholarships are granted 
annually on a competitive basis. 
Awards are made to two applicants 
whose academic record, financial 
need, and personal qualifications 
for success in business are deemed 
most outstanding. These awards are 
good in any of the Katherine Gibbs 
Schools which are located in Bos- 

ton, Chicago, New York, Mont- 
claire, New Jersey, and Providence, 
Rhode Island. 

Applications must be filed not 
later than March 1, 1954. Any senior 
girl who is interested should con- 
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to Memorial Scholarship Commit- 
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Way To Go— 

by Grady 

After a Panther 
streak over Davis Lipscomb and 
Milsaps, the boys from Southern 
journeyed to Memphis to play 
Southwestern. Saturday, Burch's 
boys dashed over to Cleveland, 
Mississippi, for a game with the 
Delta state quintet. 

Bat leave us not forget the 2- 
game winning spree over David 
Lipscomb and Milsaps. 

In the first game against the Lip- 
scomb 5, scoring honors were 
shared by Lee, Smith, Crouch and 
Gilreath, Lee being high point man 
with 22. Although the game ended 
with the Panther's holding a 14 
point lead, the game was fairly 
close during the entire game. 

The following night Southern met 
the boys from Milsaps* on the Pan- 
ther home court. With the taste of 
victory still in their mouths, the 
Panthers proceeded to run up a 
quick lead on the Milsap aggrega- 

At half time the Birmingham- 
Southern round-ballers had built 
up an 11 point lead. 

But at the end of the 3rd quarter 
it looked as if the mighty Panthers 
had crumbled, because the Milsaps 
boys had scored 16 points 

Southern had not even put one shot 
through the hoop. 

Then when the fourth quarter 
started, so did the Panthers, and 
they continued to do so until the 
end of the game. When the final 
horn blew the Panthers had a 6 
point lead over Milsaps. 

In this game, Wells was the high 
point man with 22, while Lee, 
Crouch, Smith and Gilreath fol- 
lowed close behind. 

The following week-end Burch's 
boys journeyed to Memphis where 
they were downed by Southwestern 
80 to 64. However, the game was 
closer than the score indicates, the 
boys from the Hilltop giving a good 
account of themselves. Lee was 
high point man in this game with 
18 points, with Smith, Baker, add- 
ing considerably to the score. 

The next night, the Southern 
quintet met Delta State at Delta 

This game was close all the way, 
and a tough game for the Southern 
five to drop by a mere seven points. 
Denson Hinton led the scoring 
parade for the Panthers with 26 
points. Lynn Crouch followed with 
11, with Wells getting 9, and Lee 
anod Smith ripping the cords for 


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There yon have a brief account 
of Southern's last four games. Even 
though 2 were on the short end of 
the score, Burch's boys really 
played a better brand of ball than 
the score Indicates. This leaves 
Southern with % more games. So 
each and everyone of you come to 
the ball game tonight and show 
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Friday, February 12, 1954 


hv Author fioffev as told to Jim Atkins 
^faLtery than smoke in public,'' one of the Han- 

son dorm mothers recently said to a 

These are my sentiments about smoking also 

i smoking because a lot of my friends wanted to see me 

. u , TvT.„ ff ht it was the smart, man-of-the-world thing to do. I 
inhale. I thought it was we s , 

thought became T"cigarette fiend," and how I 

foughtT become the captain of my soul 

want to know the truth. I didn't really quit smoking, I just quit buying 
cigarettes but that would ruin the whole story.) 

* , became .ware of my plight one night on the moon where I was 
looking^ a non-combustable synthetic tobacco I had seen advertised 
Sntt? telephone. I believed this synthetic tobacco would reduce *he fire 

hazard of smoking in bed. „, , . 

All at once I felt a craving for a "coffin nail, and suddenly realized 
that there wasn't a cigarette within 239.000 miles and 15 feet. (I was 
standing in a hole 15 feet deep. I can't stand high places.) 

At the time I couldn't control myself .1 felt if I didn t get a smoke 
I would go as mad as a of tl t dog that had snapped at me. 
I starteu atfttttg. had a couple of spasms, and fell off the moon. 

Lucky for me I was out like a 

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Women's Sports 

AOPi 's Defeat KD's, 24-12 
To Take Tournament Lead 

The Red and White AOPi squad 
topped the Kappa Delta team last 
Tuesday to take first place in the 
basketball tournament. The Alpha 
Omicron Pi's now have a record of 
four wins and no losses, while the 
KD's hold down second place. 

Scoring was low as the guards 
kept the forwards in mid-court 
most of the game. Top scoring 
honors went to Marilyn Butler with 
12 points. Close behind was Merry 
Lyn Hayes, who flipped in nine 

For the KD's Celeste Hayden and 
Jean Wilson both made five points 
Harriet Higdon and Barbara Folks 
played good team ball for their re- 
spective tei ns. 

AOPi's guards were Dottie Tyler, 
Ann Yates, Connie Jean Conway, 
and Mary Jacq Snow. Playing 
guard for KD were Peggy Massey, 
Clara Lee Hammet, and Ann Ken- 

G. I. Bride, from Page 2 

Although she has been a lab 
technician, a clerk in a bank, and 
does excellent sewing, she someday 
hopes to teach, and knows that a 
college education is a must. 

Also, John's absence left her with 
much time on her hands which she 
wanted to fill profitably. She said, 
"If John were home I probably 
wouldn't be here. I wouldn't have 

Jan attended 'Southern two quar- 
ters in 1942 and again one quarter 
in 1947. She is a member of Zeta 
Tau Alpha sorority. 

When asked what her husband 
thought of her entering school 
again she said, "He says if the GI 
Bill is to really be effective it 
should have a provision for the 
education of the ex-soldier's wives 

(Jan, let it here be said, is this 
week's "Hilltop's Topper of the 


Feb. 12 
Feb. 15 


BSC vs. Delta State 

Feb. 16 Tues. 

Feb. 17 Wed. 

FAC vs. SAE 
IND. vs. RS 
KA vs. ATQ"B" 
ATO"A" vs. TX 
LXA vs. IND 
PiKA vs. SAE 
KA vs. ATO"A" 
RS vs. ATO"B" 
FAC vs. TX 


Crouch, Griffin 

Lee. G. Montgomery 

Baxter, Hinton 

Crouch, Tate 

Crouch, Gilreath 

G- Montgomery, Griffin 

Baxter, Hinton 

Lee, Crouch 

Baxter, Gilbreath 

, Feb. 18 and i% PLAY-OFF Top Four 

Volleyball entries are due next Monday, Feb. 15. 

Library's Latest, from Page 1 

Black River." It's a family chronical 
told in the first person by a young 
fnrm boy with an eye for unusual 

Now "Fire in the Aihes" is about 
the present-day political and eco- 
nomic situation in Europe. It's by a 
Journalist, which ought to be 
enough to condemn it, but isn't. The 
author is Theodore H. White, whose 
"Thunder Out of China" was a 
Book of the Month Club selection. 

Are You Guilty 
of this Attitude? 

"Listen here, I'm a college stu- 
dent. I've grown beyond the point 
of being sentimental about all these 
drives for blood or money. Do you 
know what the Red Cross does with 
that blood? They sell it! Am I Sure' 
Of course I am! A buddy of mine 
that had a friend in Korea got a 
letter from his cousin who had 

lighter in a 50 mile per mile wind 
when I hit the earth. If I hadn't 
been unconscious, and relaxed I 
could have been badly hurt. They 
(don't ask me who) say the Lord 
looks after fools, and as this covers 
eryone I won't add the other 
gory category. You or anybody else 
can say fate was on my side. So 
was my fibula, the force of the 
world and me in collision had 
stunted my growth worse than 
smoking, and had broken the eggs 
in my pocket. I was now only 2 1/4 
feet tell. 

Being this close to earth, I could 
scrutinize a crushed cigarette in 
the street. What I saw frightened 

I saw a dirty white elongated 
paper tube stuffed with a dirty 
brown leaf. I was on the end 
thousands of dirty black ashes. It 
was dirty. It was bent, and re- 
minded me somewhat of the snake 
that killed Cane when he started 
the mutiny over the bounty. 

It lay there dead, and for a sec- 
ond I thought it was laughing at 

me. Excluding the time my toenail 
came off, it was the most horrible 
thing I've ever seen. 

This revelation caused me to 
make a resolution to stage a revolu- 
tion against the deadly habit- 
writing. It was then I decided to 
break the bond that made me a 
slave to King Nicotine. 

You ask, "How did you do it? 

How did you develop such will 
power, or superior motive as the 
case might very weU be?" 

And it wasn't easy. In the begin- 
ning I suffered such a craving I 
thought I'd kill myself. 
But it's over now, and whenever 
feel tempted to partake of the 
poisonous nicotine/ I count to ten, 
and recite this poem: 

Tobacco is a dirty weed. 
I lire ft 

It satisfies no normal need, 
I like it. 

It makes you bald, 
It makes you lean, 
It takes the hair right off your 

I hke it. 


I light a marijuana, and 

laugh scornfully at you scathers 
who are slowly committing suicide. 

Donkey Game Wed. 

Want to see the Pikes and the 
ATO's battle it out on donkeys? 
At 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 
17, the two teams will play a bene- 
fit Donkey Basketball game at the 
Pratt City Grammar School Gym- 
nasium. For tickets see Gayle 
Wadsworth or Lucius DeYampart. 

heard of an actual case. What do 
you mean, be sensible! I don't care 
how many lives are saved, they 
won't get a chance to sell my blood. 
I'll do it first . . . How do you know 
they don't sell it? You're probably 
just going on hearsay. What's that? 
What if I needed blood? Well, that's 


Volume XXI, No. 16 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

February 19, 1954 

MacMahon Plays Host 
To Art Minded Citizens 

Dozens of art-minded Birming- 
ham citizens got a look (and a 
sniff) at what really goes on in an 
artists's studio last Saturday when 
they were conducted through the 
studios of Professor Raymond Mac- 
Mahon on the campus and in Eng- 
lish Village. 

The tours were part of the Bir- 
mingham Art Association's Studio 
Pilgrimage, which included studies 
of 14 other Birmingham artists and 
art groups. 

The objective of the program, ac- 
cording to MacMahon, was to give 
the visitors a realistic picture of the 
trial sketching, discarded canvases, 
and other workship details that go 
into the production of a finished 

"You can't judge an artist by one 
painting on a gallery wall," Mac- 
Mahon said. "One of the best ways 
is to watch him at work through 
the whole process of producing a 
picture. His studio gives many 
clues, especially the bric-a-brac he 
collects for the objects of his pic- 

At the 'Southern studio in Ramsay 
Hall Pilgrimage visitors saw paint- 
ings by advanced student artists 
Vernon Russell, Jean Owen, Frances 
Sensabaugh, and John Hutcheson. 
Also on display were sketches and 
paintings by members of the begin- 
ning oils class. 

New Platter Party 
Is Workshop Deal 

The "Hilltop Sunday night con- 
cepts," a new platter party pro- 
duced by the 'Southern Radio Work- 
ship, is on radio station WSGN ev- 
ery Sunday night from 11:00 'till 

Gerry Palfery emceed the first 
program. Ginger McVea and George 
Randall will be in charge of the 
next two "platter" sessions. 

Other members of the radio and 
dramatic arts departments will be 
in charge of future programs. 

"Enchanted Cottage 
Is Spring Theatre Play 

Mesch to Speak on 
What Jews Believe 

"What the Jews Believe," will be 
told at the first Inter-Faith Meet- 
ing in Stockham Women's Build- 
ing by Rabbi Abraham J. Mesch 
of Temple Beth-El. The meeting 
will be Thursday, February 25 at 
7 p.m. 

The gathering is part of a series 
of such meetings designed to im- 
prove relations between different 
religious groups on the campus. 
Following Rabbi Mesch's address 
there will be an informal question 
period. All students are invited to 
attend the meeting. 

8 Pledge Sororities 

Eight girls attended sorority Pref- 
erential parties on February 16. 
Those who attended are: Martha 
McGilvray and Marion Moss, Alpha 
Omicron Pi; Janis Fowler, Gamma 
Phi Beta; Louise Eubanks and Jo 
Ann Hamilton, Kappa Delta; De- 
lynn Armstrong, Sandra Gutridge 
and Amma Hurt, Pi Beta Phi. 

Formal pleding was held for the 
girls at various times during this 
past week. 

Dean Henry Shanks, who attend- 
ed the 14-state conference at Tal- 
lahassee last Saturday, does not 
agree with the edict that objective 
tests are better. Says Dean Shanks: 
"It is not so much what the testing 
program is, as what the teacher 
does in the cl 

52 8- Year Olds 
Study at 'Southern 

Overcrowded Birmingham ele- 
mentary schools received a 
slight assist from 'Southern last 
week when the second grade of 
Woodrow Wilson School moved 
into the Music Conservatory 

The 52 eight-year-olds are be- 
ing taught in two sections in the 
old chemistry rooms. They bring 
their own lunches. The college 
is making a slight charge for 
janitorial service, heat, lights, 
and water. 

While the second-graders are 
temporarily "going to college" a 
new room is being built for them 

Former BSC Students 
Are In Political Races 

Dr. Hall To Give 3 
Historv Lectures ' 


Dr. Walter P. (Buzzer) Hall will 
conduct a short course for Birming- 
ham history teachers and interest- 
ed citizens during the coming three 

The course will consist of three 
lectures. The first lecture will be 
delivered at Phillips High School 
tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. 
Title of the lecture will be "What 
is History?" 

The second lecture will be called 
"Edmund Burke, a Recantation." It 
will be given at Phillips Hall on the 
campus Thursday, February 25, at 
7:30 p.m. The third and final talk 
will be on Winston Churchill. It 
also will be delivered at Phillips 
Hall. Date and time for the last 
lecture are Thursday, March 4, at 
7:30 p.m. 

'Southern students are invited to 
attend the lectures. There will be 
no fee, but all attendants will reg- 
ister for the course at the first 

Conf . Favors 
Objective Tests 

Objective tests are better than 
essay tests, a conference of southern 
educators decided last Saturday at 
Florida State University. 

Dean Henry T. Shanks, who at- 
tended the conference at the Tal- 
lahassee school, reported the group's 

"They decided the better test is 
the one that evaluates the student's 
factual information rather than his 
attitudes and beliefs," the Dean 

Dr. Shanks said he personally did 
not agree in full with the edict of 
the 14-state conference, which was 
sponsored by the Educational Test- 
ing Service of Princeton University 
and by Florida State University. 

The best method, he said, "is to 
get good teachers and give them 
free rein." 

"It is not So much what the test- 
ing program is," he said, "as what 
the teacher does in the classroom." 

Mrs. Shanks accompanied the 
Dean on the weekend trip to Tal- 

While in the Florida capital they 
were guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. Paul 
Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds, who for- 
merly taught Biology at Birming- 
ham-Southern, is now Assistant 
Dean at Florida State University. 

Ex NAM Prexy 
Bunting To Speak 
At Convocation 

Earl Bunting, president of the 
National Association of Manufac- 
turers in 1947, Chairman of the 
Board in 1948, and presently on the 
Board of Directors of the NAM, is 
scheduled to speak Wednesday at 
Convocation in Munger Auditorium. 

Mr. Bunting was a most active 
NAM president. During his term in 
office his varied business trips car- 
ried him to every state in the Un- 

At the time of election, Mr. Bunt- 
ing was president of the CSullivan 
Rubber Corporation, Winchester, 

Mr. Bunting worked for some time 
in Washington, D. C, with the 
RFC in connection with several im 
portant irrigation projects. 

Bunting's early apprenticeship 
was as a surveyor. From that early 
phase of his career he went on into 
the field of construction engineer 
ing. A short time thereafter, Bunt- 
ing founded the company— Earl 
Bunting and Associates, Industrial 
Architects and Engineers. 

The College Theatre announced 
this week its tentative choise for 
Springproduction. The play that has 
been chosen is the old favorite, The 
Enchanted Cottage by Sir Arthur 
Wing Pinero. This play, which has 
been produced on the stage many 
times, has also been the subject of 
Hollywood film production. Miss 
Rebecca Jennings will direct the 
play, which, several decades ago, 
won an English prize comparable to 
our own Pulitzer Prize. 

Conservatory To 
Present Patrick 

The Birmingham Conservatory of 
Music will present Robert Patrick 
in a flute recital including works 
of Bach, Debussy, Mozart, Griffes, 
and Hindemith in the Conservatory 
auditorium March 9 at 8:30 p.m., the 
Conservatory announced this week. 

Patrick will be assisted by Francis 
Copeland, piano; Elizabeth Selman, 
violin; Mary Brown, viola; and 
Martha Noyes, cello. 

Studio recitals by students of 
members of the Birmingham Music 
Teachers* Association will be pre- 
sented at the Coi 
Sunday, February 21. 

sitates a large cast, with no 
than eight major roles — four male 
and four female. 

The set that is required for this 
production is complex and intricate. 

Somewhat of a combination of 
the arts, The Enchanted Cottage 
will include the use of some real, 
genuinely historionic emoting, some 
dancing, and some singing. 

The theme of the play is that 
lovers, no matter how physically 
ugly they may be, see each other, 
through love, to be wonderfully 
beautiful. The story has been told 
many times in many ways— "but 
never so spectacularly," says Miss 
Jennings, referring to the original 
Pinero drama. 

The romantic drama opens on a 
young veteran, who wounded dur- 
ing the war, is disfigured— disfig- 
ured to the extent, indeed, that he 
refuses to return home. 

Instead, he rents a cottage, which 
has often served before as a honey- 
moon domicile, from a mysterious 
old woman (who is something of a 
witcli). In the vicinity of the "mag- 
ical abode" 4s a girl — a girl about 
as ugly as homemade sin but a girl 
of great warmth, kindness and good- 
ness. How a great romantic Iovp 
affair ensues between the two— how 
they become truly beautiful— -is de- 
veloped during the play. 

Tryouts for the eight leading 
roles and the remainder of the parts 
is slated to begin during the first 
week of next quarter — if production 
rights are authorized by them. 

Four former Birmingham-South- 
ern students will be candidates in 
1954 political races in Alabama. 

They are Laurie C. Battle, run- 
ning for United States Senator; 
George Huddieston, for U. S. Rep- 
resentative from the Birmingham 
district; Henry Salemi, for the Ala- 
bama House ol Representatives; and 
John Jenkins of Trussville, for the 
Alabama State Senate. 

All but Battle are lawyers. Hud- 
dieston is the sole Republican of 
the four. Jenkins graduated in 1925, 
Battle in 1934, and Huddieston in 
1941. Salemi attended 'Southern m 
1947 and 1948. 

Battle, now U. S. Representative 
from this district, is seeking the 
seat of present Senator John Spark- 
man of Huntsville. Battle will not 
try to retain his membership in the 
House of Representatives. 

Huddieston is running for the seat 
to be vacated by Battle. He is the 
son of the late Senator George 
Huddieston of Alabama. 

Salemi was one of the first World 
War II veterans to return to school 

manager for former student bo<iy 
President Joe Zicarelli. 

Jattle To Be On 
Tab at District 
P.E. Convention 

William R. Battle, Birmingham 
Southern Professor of Physical Edu- 
cation, will play an important part 
in the Southern District Convention 
of the American Association for 
Health, Physical Education, and 
Recreation to be held February 24, 
?6, and 27, in Biloxi, Micsissippi. 

The Southern District Convention 
annually brings together leaders and 
workers in the fields of health, 
physical education, and recreation 
for the purpose of improving edu- 
cational processes through an ex- 
change of ideas and experiences. 

Mr. Battle will serve as Chairman 
of the College Men's Section. He 
has held his present 'Southern posi- 
tion for the past 12 years and has 
been an active member of his pro- 
fession for the past 24 years. 

The Southern District of the 
AAHPER consists of the following 
See Battle, page 2 

Rugged But Never Dull, 
Choir Trip Is Big Success 


"We made a good Baptist in that 
pond last week, so be careful and 
don't fall in." Mr. Walter Bellin- 
grath was talking to Bill Gandy 
as he balanced precariously on the 
edge of a pool to snap a picture. 

The BSC choir was grouped 

thoroughly during the three-day 
stay and most agreed that it was 
much nicer to spend a leisurely time 
of it than rush through, as we did 
last year. 

The group spent an hour in the 
business section after arriving Sat- 
urday, and bought everything from 

books. Then 

around his front steps, the salt I earrings to old rare 
wind blowing in their hair, the j came rehearsals at Dauphin Way 
smell of sweet olive and flowers 

all around them, singing for an old 
gentleman who had created a 
"Charm Spot of the South" for mil- 
lions of visitors. 

The Hilltop choir members were 
his guests for Sunday afternoon. 
They oohed and aahed with every- 
one else, snapped pictures, wished 
for bouquet of the beautiful camel- 
lias, and then sang for Mr. Bellin- 
grath in appreciation. It was hard 
to tell who got the most good out 
of tour, for the old taped his foot 
to "Amazing Grace" and "Old Time 
Religion," and shed a few quiet 
tears during "Jesus Walked This 
Lonesome Valley" and 'The Lord 
Bless you and Keep You." 

The hour and a half walk through 
the 65-acre wonderland of blossoms 
was the highspot of the choir trip 
to Mobile. The city was toured 

Methodist Church and assignments 
to the homes in which we stayed. 

Saturday nights were spent at 
the discretion of the individuals— 
and what discretion! 

Sunday morning we sang for the 
worship service of Dauphin Way, 
"Blessing, Glory, Wisdom and 
Thanks," and "In Mirth and in 
Gladness." Sunday night, after an 
enormous supper we gave a full 
concert at Government Street Meth- 
ordist Church, including: "Blessing, 
Glory, Wisdom and Thanks," "What 
Tongue Can Tell," "With Jcyful 
Song," "In Mirth and in Gladness," 
"Troste Mich Weider." "Mighty 
Spirit," "Awake the Harp." "I Have 
a Mother in the Heavens," "Lord, 
I Want to be a Christian," "Way- 
faring Stranger," "Old Time Re- 

See Choir, page 2 




Friday, February 19, 1954 


EDITOR — John Cons tan tine 


Harriet Higdon, Connie Conway 

Wiley Clements 

George Allen Vance Sparks, Pegjry Noah 

Mary Ann Berry 

Vernon Russell, Winkle Hall, Frances Copeland 


National Advertising Service inc ^- , 

Pbsocbted Cb0e6icrfe Press 

BATTLE, from page 1 i Headquarters for the convention 

states: Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, will be the Buena Vista Hotel over- 
Louisiana, Missisippi, Tennessee, looking the Gulf of Mexico. Over 
Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Flor- 6°0 delegates from the Southern 
ida, North Carolint, South Carolina, states will be in attendance for the 
and Virginia. | three day meeting. 


Monday morning, we have an 
hour concert at Murphy High 
School, complete with soloists and 

The long trip home Monday was 
tiresome but not dull. There are 
many things we will remember on 
this trip, some with a tinge of feel- 
ing, some with laughter, all with 

Singin Happy Birthday to Mr. 
Anderson a la J. S. Bach; being 
sure our cottas didn't rustle; the 
roller coaster we rode on the way 
home as we sang "Nearer My God 
To Thee"; Ray Warth and his 
travelling grocery store, and infla- 
tion prices; the variety show and 
recording of it; walking through 
Bellingrath barefooted to rest the 
tired feet; the usual bus disaster 
— it broke down — at lunch-time; 
Riddle and his amazing statements: 
Don't forget your poop sheet"; 


KDs entertained the Delta Slgs 
Tuesday night at an informal cof- 
fee hour. Ann Hamilton and Louise 
Eubanks were pledged Wednesday 

The Lambda Chis held a party 
last Saturday night, and all the 
guests had what they termed "a 
terrific time." A skit was presented 
depicting a most dubious pair of 
medicos and a hilarious operation. 
The operation was a howling suc- 
cess, but, of course, the patient died. 
Frank Marshall and Gene Bishop 
played the doctors and the "coveted 
role" of the poor, unfortunate, 

The program of the convention 
will include outstanding guest 
speakers, professional meetings, 
panels, demonstrations, and numer- 
ous social and recreational affairs. 

• Now you have been told," "Don't 
blurb," "keep your finger in num- 
ber 12," "I don't think I directed 
that," the incessant bridge games 
and comic books. 

It was rugged but good for us. 
We've all agreed we would like to 
"serpentine" back down there next 


When you come right down to it, you 
smoke for one simple reason . . . enjoy- 
ment. And smoking enjoyment is all a 
matter of taste. Yes, taste is what counts 
in a cigarette. And Luckies taste better. 

Two facts explain why Luckies taste 
better. First, L.S./M.F.T.— Lucky Strike 
means fine tobacco . . . light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second, Luckies are ac- 
tually made better to taste 
always round, firm, fully 
freely and smoke evenly. 

So, for the enjoyment you get from 
better taste, and only from better taste, 
Be Happy—Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
carton of better-tasting Luckies today. 

University otW° 


Where's your jingle ? 

It's easier than you think to 
make $25 by writing a Lucky 
Strike jingle like those you see 
in this ad. Yes, we need jingles 
-and we pay $25 for every one 
we use! So send as many as you 
like to: Happy-Go-Lucky, P. O. 
Box 67, New York 46, N. Y. 

* me on the sp<* 

" 4luc =SSf-*> 



butchered .patient went to Ji m 

The boys at the Lambda Chi house 
are making plans for a big Bowery 
Tarty to be held in a couple of 
weeks. Part of the proposed party 
will be long side burns and han-ile 
bar you-know-whats (real ones). 
So if you see a bunch of guys with 
5, then 10, then 20 (etc.) o'clock 
shadows, they aren't on the run, 
they're just Lambda Chis sacrificing 
for the "party" cause. 

The Zetas had a supper for their 
members in the room last Tues- 
day night. Avlona Yarbrough re- 
ceived the scholarship ring for the 
last quarter, while Mary Pylant 
wears the crestednecklace for best 
pledge. Runners-up were Mary 
Hurt and Sylvia Dickerson. Mary 
Hurt's name was ommitted last 
week in the list of newly initiated 

The Pikes report that they had a 
fine time last week at their party 
honoring Sweetheart Makie Haslam. 
Sunday afternoon the brothers will 
have initiation for five members- 
Ben Chestain, Bill Burton, Scott 

Meade, Glenn Youngblood, Jack 
Flippo and Roy Hanks. Everybody 
is pleased over the speed with 
which the new house is being built. 
Everyone is welcome to go down 
and watch what's coming up. 

Theta U is planning something 
new along the party line. The 
chapter is planning a party, jointly 
with the Mother's Club, for mem- 
bers and parents. Everyone is look- 
ing forward to the State Day, the 
end of the month. 

ATO Grady Looney was dunked 
in the pool this week for getting 
pinned to Ann Clayton. Last week 
a party was held in the room for 
members and dates. The Maltese 
Crossmen are planning their annual 
house party which will be held in 
Florida the first week of next quar- 

The AOPis are proud of their new 
pledges — Martha McGilvray and 
Marion Moss. Mrs. Gene McBrayer 
(better known to Hilltop students 
as Fay Woody) droped in on the 
AOPis this week. Fay is now living 
in Nashville. 

Last week SAE held their annual 
Valentine Party at the home of 
Fred Johnson. Sally Saunders was 
announced the Sweetheart of the 
fraternity. She was presented with 
a jewelry box with the letters SAE 
and a necklace with the SAE seal 
on it. Cat's Paw practce with the 
Lambda Chis and AOPis began aft- 
er fraternity meeting last week. 

The Delta Sigs are looking for- 
ward to the initiation Monday of 
three pledges: Louis Herzberg, John 
Hook, and Jacob Leigeber. The 
brothers are engaged in planning 
for Catspaw, and will hold a party 
afterwards at the home of Louis 

Library Heaping 
With New Books 

Let's talk about new books again. 
This week the Library has several 
good ones and a couple that are the 
least, really the least. 

For example, there is F. van 
Wyck Mason's "Proud New Flags." 
This is another oi' these so-called 
historical novels about the Wahh 
Between the States. Only it's from 
the Yankee point of view. The 
same old characters are there: the 
handsome brave loyal romantic sun- 
tanned lieutenant who loves the 
gentle lovely tender sympathetic 
brave loyal romantic girl. Is that 
enough or do you insist on read- 
ing it anyway? It's about the naval 
Phase of the war, if that helps 

"William Johnson's Natchez 
Diary" is something else. This is 
the personal and business journal 

See New Books, page 4 


Friday, February 19, 1954 


An Editorial 

This Parking Business 

The Student Life Committee meeting last week con- 
stituted a really progressive step. On paper, that is, in the 
news story in which it was covered,, the resolutions that were 
brought about seemed to amount to hardly nothing at all 
The fact is, however, that a Student Life meeting which was 
attended by Treasurer Yielding, Dean Shanks, Coach Battle 
My*. Seraabaugh, Mr. Cannon, Coach Burch, Mr. Walstaa, 
and Dr. Stuart was in itself an achievement. 

The tenor of the meeting was variously argumentative 
and cooperative; at times words flew hot and heavy-at times, 
indeed, exaggerations got thrown around quite strenously 
and unreasonably. The concluding atmosphere of coopera- 
tion, however, is to be interpreted as vastly encouraging. 

The "demands" of the students, nevertheless, are not only 
not excessive; but are necessary as well. It is not merely the 
parking situation as such that is of a formidable nature, but 
rhe hazardous complications of this situation. It was pointed 
out several weeks ago by an HTN columnist that the acci- 
dent potential involved in a student's (or, it might be added 
-an administration member's )walking from the Student Ac- 
tivity Building along the road to the gym is serious. It will 
not be enough to suggest to the students to make more ef- 
ficient use of the available parking spaces. More efficent use, 
however, there should be. Dean Shanks' request in Convoca- 
tion a month ago that students cease parking on both sides 
of the road between Stockham and the Bookstore met with no 
more than a few hours attention and practice. But the prob- 
lem cannot so simply be resolved. A greater parking capacity 
is needed. The removal of such "blind spots" as the one in 
the Student Ac area must needs be dealt with— NOW! 

We are, to be trite, living in the "tuomobile age.'' Does 
it not safely follow, then, that the number of students with 
cars will increase? The present situation is, to say the least, 
inconvenient, provoking, and hazardous. How soon will it be 
before the situation becomes intolerable? 

That Southern Inferiority Complex 

Let's Talk 
Top Fiction 



by Winkle Hall 

A speaker at convocation 
Should discover when to stop. 
After the invocation 
He should shut his mouth with 
a pop! 

Time may be fleeting, 
But it never seems longer— 
Than when a speaker 
Gets going stronger. 

I've heard of the obvious, 
Repeating what's been told before. 
I've sat through speeches like this 
But I'm not going, to any more. 

This is the joker who speaks 
So long and loudly to students. 
If he thinks he's being instructive 
His mental machinery creaks! 


The time to doze— Where and 

The perfect half hour? 
Wednesdays beginning at ten! 

Oh, speaker at Convocation, 

Whose words fall like hail 

On the Heads of unfortunate 

Know that your words fail 
To permeate their sleepy brains. 

Faculty Doings 

Hobbies Galore 
Are Fac Facts 




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ATO "A" 






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Almost every faculty 
member on campus has some 
of hobby or outside interest. 

Gardening, crafts, and sports 
only a few of the numerous inter- 
ests which our faculty enjoys. 

The results of landscaping inter- 
ests can be seen along Greensboro 
Road at the Harlan, Creed, Aber- 
nethy, Ownbey, and Shanks homes. 

Almost every clear weekend dur- 
ing the Spring and Summer will 
find Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Hawk, 
with their rods and fishing tackle, 
heading for the nearest lake or 
stream to do some angling. They 
can almost tell you how many fish 
there are in any near-by stream. 
After all, the ones left all get away 
from them. 

Mr. Glenn does a lot of inventing 
during his spare time. He also 
serves as an instructor of house- 
hold repairs at the Hobby Club of 
the Y.W.C.A., a business women's 

Serving on the Hobby Club com- 
mittee is Miss Crawford, who is a 
sewing enthusiast. Mrs. Hale is also 
interested in sewing, needle point 
being her specialty. Cooking as a 
hobby is also one of her interests. 

Drs. Stuart and Parks are "gentle- 
men farmers." On the Parks Ten- 
nessee farm are a few cattle, an- 
other hobby of Dr. Parks. 

Mr. MacMahon has made several 
pieces of furniture of modernistic 
design as an outside interest in 
art. Mrs. MacMahon is quite skilled 
in the art of cooper tooling. 

—Beverly Weeks 

Random House 

A bubbling, Gallic style makes 
this comedy a hilarious hit. Not 
since the two old ladies of "Arsenic 
and Old Lace" plied their intended 
victims with home-made elderberry 
wine has there been offered such 
heavenly fare and sparkling enter- 

The three angels of the title are 
three affable convicts on Devil's 
Island in French Guiana, two of 

whom are serving life terms for 
murder, one of whom is serving 
twenty years for exceptional busi- 
ness enterprise, but all of whom 
are benefactors and idealists. 

Busily engaged in repairing the 
bamboo roof of M. Ducotel's resi- 
dence — an excellent position for 
overhearing family secrets — this 
charming trio make plans to set 
things right for the Ducotel family. 
Father is in trouble with Henri 
Trochard for mismanaging the 
business. Daughter is in love with 
his nephew, Paul, who wants to 
marry a rich girl selected by his 
mercenary uncle. Pooling their pro- 
fessional skills, the convicts elim- 
inate Henri and Paul from human 
society with the help of their friend 
in the coconut cage, and they lay 
the ground work for happier days. 
Being guests of the French govern- 
ment and without scruples, they 
can afford to be ruthless with evil 
people and kind to the good. 

Would that everyone had three 
angels to patch up his errors and 
save him from his foibles! 

This Fireside Theatre book club 
selection for January is adapted 
from Albert Husson's French play, 
"La Cusine des Anges." As a mem- 
ber of the Fireside Theatre, this 
library is privileged to select each 
month an outstanding play that has 
been produced on Broadway. Usti- 
nov's "Love of 4 Colonels," Chase's 
"Bernadine," and "Picnic" by Inge 
are the three most recent additions. 

—By Frances D. McLaughlin 


One week after the publication in 
the Saturday Evening Post of Her- 
bert R. Sass' "They Don't Tell the 
Truth About the South," historian 
Bernard DeVoto puts forth a strong 
counter-attack in his article in the 
same magazine entitled "That South- 
ern Inferiority Complex." Mr. De- 
Voto contends that the South has 
received just what it deserves from 
the historians. 

He tears into the Sass article as 
being "identifiable at sight as issu- 
ing from Charleston." There is a 
point of view that appears to be 
exclusively Charlestonian. It is a 
sort of narrowly-contained hero 
worship. According to DeVoto, Sass 
is not complaining about the lack 
of Utentibn given to the South but 
the fact that historian^ have not 
pictured Charleston as the seat of 
American national development. 


Where were the student leaders 
the night of Interfraternity Sing? 
Neither the president of the student 
body nor the president of Pan-Hel- 
lenic were there to present the 

As I 
See It 


I spent three days in Mobile last 
weekend, and I have a complaint. 

Although choir trips are a great 
deal of fun, and although the choir 
is used as the most potent represen- 
tative of BSC, we still get only one 
hour credit for choir. 

Choir members have regular re- 
hearsals for five hours a week, 10 
weeks a quarter, plus an hour each 
afternoon for ten weeks, plus spe- 
cial rehearsals before each trip 
averaging some ten hours. This 
totals 110 hours work each quarter. 
The average five hour class requires 
5 hours a week class work plus two 
hours a day outside work to 150 
total hours. 

For almost the same amount of 
work choir members receive only 
one hour credit. I'm not saying 
that studying for choir is as hard as 
other courses, and I'm not saying 
we should get as much credit. But 
for the amount of time devoted to 
it and the benefit -it obviously does 
the college, we should certainly re- 
ceive more than one hour credit. 

If attending a dancing class 5 
hours a week for ten week* is worth 
2 hours credit, singing for 110 hours 
and travelling hundreds of miles 


It has been said that an explorer 
is a bum with an excuse. I was 
bumming around in the cafeteria 
the other night. I had an excuse, 
I wanted to eat. I went through the 
line, signed the ticket, and went 
back to the table. I cleared me a 
spot and spread the goodies. I made 
a few passes at the sweets and open- 
ed up my fifth of milk. 

I saw at the next table one of the 
finest examples of feminine beauty 
ever to roam these hills. I turned 
and spoke. We chatted for a few 
minutes, and I realized I was hun- 

When I returned to my table, a 
tornado had just departed. There 
wasn't a dish on it. I look around 
frantically and spotted my fith of 
milk on a little rolling cart. The 
garbage collector had struck again. 

I was over at the gym this week 
watching a basketball game. It was 
supposed to be a basketball game, 
but it resembled a free-for-all. I 
think most of the scraps and ill- 
feeiings can be traced to the fact 
of poor officiating, though hot tem- 
pers added some to the confusion. 
It was disgusting to watch, really. 

While the game was in progress, 
an innocent bystander spoke up 
with, "If they are referees, I'm a 
preacher." I know dem well he 
wasn't a preacher, 'cause he roesn't 
like house parties. 

G«orge Bernard Shaw once said, 
"It is difficult, if not impossible, for 
most people to think otherwise 
than in the fashion of their own 
period." It is necessary of us to try 
to put our thoughts and adjust our- 
selves to present conditions, rather 
than live on standards which are 
out-dated. This school, for instance, 
has several ancient standards which 
should be lowered. 

With the big drive for more stu- 

DeVoto maintains that the aver- 
age American has a pretty fair con- 
cept of Southern history. He main- 
tains that he has certainly heard of 
Jamestown. What about the John 
Smith-Pocahontas story? Is it not 
a well-known portion of American 

An interesting point is raised on 
the question of public e&Ku&i to- 
ward the colonies. Both Virginia 
and Plymouth are generally known, 
but one of the most important, 
Massachustts Bay, is relatively for- 
gotten by the general public The 
New Englanders should do the com- 
plaining; not so much the South- 
erns. • 

In Revolutionary history Fort 
Moultrie is quite important, but 
there are other Southern Revolu- 
tionary items: Cowpens, Kings 
Mountain, and the activities, of 
Francis Marion, "the Swamp Fox." 

As for individuals in intellectual 
history, Mr. DeVoto has hit the 
hardest. According to DeVoto, Wil- 
liam C. Wells hit upon the idea of 
natural selection but never develop- 
ed it or followed it through. To 
quote DeVoto, "Wells is rather an 
interesting oddity than an impor- 
tant figure in the history of 
thought. ' Mr. DeVoto points out 
that Edgar Allen Poe was born in 
Boston and spent most of his life in 
Baltimore, Richmond, and New 
York. It seems that Mr. Sass has 
lauded Poe for the simple reason 
that Poe's parents spent some time 
in Charleston. DeVoto makes it 
clear that it is not entirely correct 
to refer to Poe as a Southerner. 
To DeVoto men such as Jefferson 
and Lewis and Clark are Americans, 
not just Southerners. 

The strong point of the DeVoto 
argument is that there is no con- 
spiracy of historians to water-down 
the South. Mr. DeVoto's recent 
book, The Course of Empire, is the 
only book cited by Sass in his com- 
plaint. To quote Mr. DeVoto, "he 
does not tell us which historians 
have surpressed the truth; he as- 
serts without bothering to cite evi- 
dence. I am the only writer he 
accuses, and a recent book of mine 
is the only work of history he men- 
tions." Mr. DeVoto went through 
a library of history text books in 
his home of West Newton, Mass. 
He writes: "I saw things that dis- 
turbed me: jingoism, spread-eagle 
folklore, halleluj-jah optimism, bias 
against various peoples and leiig- 
ons, an extreme conservatism wbich 
suggests that some school boards are 
in desperate terror of the Chamber 
of Commerce." These are some of 
the unfortunate things that he 

See South, page 4 

dents for the Hilltop, well engineer- 
ed by Dr Cannon, I think some of 
these veiled laws should be ex- 
amined and revised. The school 
should, and could, be made 


Season Ends Saturday Night 


This past Friday night, Birming- 
ham-Southern's basketball team 
went down before the onslaught of 
the Delta State quintet. 

Box, set-shot artist of the Delta 
State five, led his team to a 77-69 
victory over Burch's boys. Box, 
with his peculiar yet accurate over- 
head shot, led the scoring columns 
for both teams with 26 points. 

Johnny Lee Smith led the boys 
for college publicity should be worth I from the Hilltop with 17 points, with 
at least 2 hours also. j Crouch, Gilreath, Lee and Wells 

following close behind. 

Southern's round ball artists have 
compiled a 4-win 13-loss record, 
yet in 6 of the 13 losses. Southern 
lost by 8 points or less. 

'Southern has one more game in 
this '54 season. Saturday night, they 
meet the Chattanooga quintet at 

Next week this column will give 
the totals for the entire year on 
each Panther ball player, so all you 
rabit 'Southern fans on the look- 
out for it! 




Friday, February 19, 1954 

SOUTH, from page 5 

found, but there was no distortion 
or suppression of the South. In 
short, there appears to be a latent 
felling of inferiority in Sass' argu- 
ment that people have forgotten the 

At the conclusion of the DeVoto 
article there is a short reply by Mr. 
Sass. He still maintains his original 
stand. He throws in the idea that 

the Civil War contributed to the 

deemphasizing of the South in his- 
tory. This time he cites the his- 
torian, Bancroft: Volume 5, publish- 
ed in 1854, has a chapter entitled 
"South Carolina Founds the Ameri- 
can Union." This statement is not 
found in the 1888 edition; for a 
clear "de-emphasis" had taken place 
as a result of the war. To quote Mr. 
Sass, "The successful side writes 
the record. And inevitably it em- 
phasizes those features creditable 

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At the Skish Club meeting 
yesterday it was decided to 
postpone a planned week-end 
fishing trip 'til warmer weath- 
er arrives. 

If you have not joined the 
Skishers yet because of the 
expense involved in buying 
fishing equipment, the Skish- 
ers can help you in this re- 
gard: You can get a 40% 
discount on all fishing ma- 
terial through the club. 

Volleyball Tournament 

Feb. 22 

4:00— DSP vs. PiKA 

4:45— Fac. vs. SAE 
Feb. 23 

4:00— LXA V*. Ind. 

4:45— ATO "A" vs. ATO "B" 
Feb. 24 

4:00— RS vs. SAE 

4:45— TX vs. KA 
Feb. 25 

4:00-DSP vs. Ind. 

4:45-Fac. vs. ATO "A" 
Feb. 26 

4:00-ATO "B" vs. KA 

4:45— LXA vs. TX 
Volleyball tournament begins 
Monday. Volleyball officials will 
be paid $.50 per game. The $2.50 
entrance fee for each team must 
be paid before the first game. 

NEW BOOKS, from pa*e 2 

of a free negro who lived and pros- 
pered in Natchez, Mississippi, years 
before the Civil War. Johnson was 
an unusual man in anybody's race. 
The entries in his diary are some- 
times amusing, sometimes amazing, 
but aways highly interesting. Bead 
this one. 

Other interesting new volumes 
include a recent biography, "Napol- 
eon Bonaparte" by F. M. Thompson, 
and "United States Foreign Policy" 
by the Brookings Institution of 
Washington, D. C. The latter is an 
analysis for 1954 by the often prais- 
ed, often scorned Washington re- 
search group. 

Ah, Literary License . . . 

Following is a letter to the Forty- 
niner, Long Beach (Calif.) State 
College: "I thought last week's sug- 
gestion by one of your columnists 
. . . that the campus ladies be in- 
vited to view the alleged 'literary 
gems' to be found on the walls in 
the men's rest room was in very 
bad taste. I question the bound- 
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by the responsible columnist." 



Volume XXI, No. 17 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

February 26, 1954 

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Library Offers 
Pay Typewriter 

Hughes, Margaret H, Lib.— 1510 
S. 19th St. _ _54-1309, today in- 
formed the Hillstop New she has 
ordered a coin-operated typewriter 
for the Library. 

You can put a dime in the type- 
writer and use it for a certain 
length of time. The infernal ma- 
chine will be placed in the small 
conference room on the second 
floor of the Library. 

If there is a class or other group 
meeting in the conference room, 
you can lug the typewriter off to 
a corner somewhere. 

The Hilltop News will faithfully 
report any further developments in 
the local slot-machine racket (with- 
out fear or favor). 

W.S.C.S. Seeks 
More Scholarships 


More National Methodist scholar- 
ships for 'Southern students will be 
sought by Student Secretaries of 
the Women's Society of Christian 
Service meeting on the Hilltop to- 
morrow and Sunday. 

Dr. Stanley Martin of the Board 
of Education in Nashville will at- 
tend the meeting. The Student Sec- 
retaries, all ladies, and Dr. Martin 
will seek ways to raise money for 
additional scholarships to cover up 
to $400 of a student's college ex- 
penses. At present each college in 
the Southern Conference receives 
money from the denominational 
group for two such scholarships. 

In the past 'Southern has had as 
many as eight of these scholarships. 

If SCENE — Hanson Hall will hold its first all-campus Open 
6 and 7. hi- 

All Campus Look-See 
Scheduled At Hanson 

At last! * 

The most secret recesses of Hanson Hall, the new women's dormitory, 
are going to be opened to the curious public. 

Mrs. Walter Booker, House-Mother, has announced that the annual 
women's open house will be held March 6 and 7. This will be the first 
opportunity all male students on the Hilltop have had to visit the girls' 
new living quarters, although several selected groups have already 
been allowed to tour the building. 

Faculty, students, and parents of girls living at Hanson will all be 
invited to the open house. 

Mrs. Booker and Mrs. L. F. Sensabaugh are in charge of the event. 
Committees of girls will be assigned by them to arrange a program for 
the two-day festivities. 

All 64 bedrooms, the lounges, and recreation hall will be open for 
viewing. Only 110 girls now live in the modernistic dormitary, but 
maximum capacity is 126. 

Mrs. Booker explains that the open house is an annual event of 
ancient tradition on the campus, not a publicity stunt to get the rooms 

CatsPaw Tonight! 

er To Bare 

Claws Of Satire 

At CatsPaw tonight, you will again see various phases of campus 
life at 'Southern satirized. 

The usual gripes and slams at professors, students, and school activ- 
ities will be the essence of the satirical skits. Each year several groups 
are designated to write and produce a skit. The competition is judged 
and awards given the winners. 

Last year the winning group included, ATO, DSP, 7TA, KD, and 
AXO. The theme of their skit was "Southern's Show on Broadway." 

Dave Butt ram, chairman of CatsPaw, has designated six groups to 
participate tonight. Group one, SAE, AOPi, and LXA; two, PiKA DSP, 
and ZTA; three, KA, PiPhi, GPB, and TX, four, ATO, TU, AXO, and KD. 
The faculty will be group five and group six will be made up of Re- 
ligious Students and the Independents. 

KD, ATO, TU, and AXO are calling their skit "You Were There." 
Title of the satire presented by DSP, PiKA, and ZTA is, "What 
Should My Line Be?" KA, PiPhi, GPB, and TX, are presenting "From 
Here to Fraternity," and AOPi. LXA and SAE offer "The Worst Show 
On Earth." The Independents will conduct "A Tour of the Campus With 
Phi Beta Kappa." 

The skits will be judged on the bases of originality, presentation, 
participation, and appropriateness of 

Dan Walton will emcee the show. 

' Commercial Art" 
Offered In Spring 

Next quarter 'Southern is offer- 
ing a new type art course. 

"Commercial Art," as the course 
is called, will be a studio course in 
advertising and story illustration. 

Max Hellman, a Birmingham 
resident and one of the most prom- 
inent commercial artists in the 
South, will teach the course. 

The course will carry three hours 
credit. It will call for two hours 
of lectures and four hours of studio 
work each week. 

Commercial Art will be open to 
all students relatively advanced in 
art study, Professor Raymond Mac- 
Mahon has announced. 

CatsPaw Began 
15 Years Ago 

CatsPaw on the Hilltop goes way 
back to 1939. 

The first CatsPaw was held in 
that year as part of the May Queen 
program. Following the crowning 
of the Queen, skits were presented 
in honor of Her Highness and her 
Royal Court. 

The idea was officially called 
CatsPaw to indicate its connection 
with the Birmingham-Southern 
Panther. Helen Turner, then worn- 
ens' athletic director, was the orig- 
inator of the program. 

In later years CatsPaw took on a 
life of its own and became a separ- 
ate program staged annually. 


Pre-registration for the spring 
quarter will take place March 
3-5. / 

Spring class schedules may be 
obtained March 3 from the Reg- 
istrar or from faculty advisers. 

To pre-register all students 
should see their advisers March 
3, 4, or 5. 

Students who have not com- 
pleted registration by the end 
of this quarter, (Friday, March 
19), must do so on Tuesday. 
March 23. 

Class instruction will begin 
Wednesday, Mach 24. 

Parking, Parking 
And More Parking 

BSC SENIORS ELECT OFFICERS — Checking the calendar for the 
date of commencement exercises are the newly elected Birmingham- 
Southern College senior class officers. Left to right are Charels Browdy, 
Mary J acq Snow, secretary- treasurer, and Bobby Gray, vice 
was held last Thursday, February 18. 

Seniors Pick Browdy 

Senior Class officers this year are Charles Browdy, President; Bob 
Gray, Vice-President; and Mary Jacq Snow, Secretary-Treasurer. The 
three were picked in run-off elections at the first meeting of the Senior 
Class last week. 

Gray narrowly defeated Ann Bates for the Vice-Presidency, with 
the votes of four absentee senior practice-teachers deciding the contest. 

Browdy, who will enter the Navy following graduation in June, 
heads a senior class of at least 130 students. That number have already 
made application for degrees, according to the Registrar's office. 
'Last year 153 students were awarded degrees. 

Over the years senior classes at Birmingham-Southern have ranged 
in size from 13 in 1921 to 260 in 1949. 

by Walter 

One week ago today, members of the Executive council traffic 
mittee met with Dr. Stuart to discuss ways and means of relieving the 
traffic situation. The committee consists of myself, and council mem- 
bers Eleanor Hamilton and Russell Luquire. 

A tour was made over the campus at the nine o'clock period (the 
estimated time of most congestion). Dr. Stuart pointed out that there 
are many spaces which students seem to shy away from, the following, 
for example: along the road in front of Stockham Women's Building 
and on the road in front of Andrew's Hall. Of course if these places 
were used and two cars were to meet going in opposite directions, 
somebody would have to back down. In following this idea, then, we 
find a place to park but consequently complicate the traffic situation. 

On one point the committee agreed completely with Dr. Stuart. 
Too many people are grossly inconsiderate of the other fellow. That 
applies to faculty and students alike. While touring the campus the com- 
mittee found many instances where persons had parked in such a way 
as to make it impossible for someone else to get out. In other cases, 
some people had taken up two or three spaces by parking improperly. 
By putting two and two together, the group discovered that part of the 
problem is man made. Be considerate of the other fellow and our park- 
ing situation will be somewhat relieved. 

For several reasons the school is reluctant to construct additional 
facilities. First and foremost is the matter of expense and second is the 
matter of messing up the landscape. Dr. Stuart feels that through an 
efficient use of what we have and consideration of others, the problem 
can be eliminated. Dr. Stuart has agreed to investigate the possibility 
of permanently marking the space along the road from the Bookstore 
to Arkadelphia Road— mark them in such a way as to insure parking 
at a uniform angle and thereby provide space that is now wasted. 

As to the problem at Hanson Hall, Mr. Yielding is going to provide 
space at the opposite end of the turn -arc und. Students should keep in 
mind that a great deal of expense was incured in landscaping the area 
in front of Hanson, and it is requested that they refrain from driving 
over the center section. Such action will eventually break down the 
curbing and make expensive repairs necessary. 

The administration is sincere in wanting to cooperate in this matter; 
the student body should be just as sincere in its willingness to show 
consideration for one another and for school property. 



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by Colleen Casey 

The Kappa Delta's are entertain- 
ing their province president, Miss 
Florence Tryon, this week-end. 
Jean Stuart was pledged last Tues- 
day afternoon. The KD's will enter- 
tain ahe Kappa Alpha's at an in- 
formal coffee hour Monday night 
in the room. 

The Zeta's are proud to announce 
the pledging of Barbara Friel and 
Lorreta Jones. The girls pledged 
last Monday afternoon. 

Sylvia Dickerson is pinned to 
Ray North, KA Prexy! ZTA won 
over KD 22 to 12 Tuesday in the 
Basketball game. 

Lambda Chi's had a date party 
Saturday night and are planning a 
Bowery Party in the near future. 
Watch those boys' beards!!! 

The Pikes' house is nearing com- 
pletion. Anyone is invited to come 
down and look it over. 

The KA's are redecorating the 
house! Looks as thoufh every one 
is ptching in on the b.g job. Good 
luck boys. 

Skishers To Elect 

The next meeting of the Skish 
Club will be held Thursday, March 
11, in Room 107 of the gym. There 
will be an election for new officers 
and there will be a discussion on 
the progress made during the last 
quarter and the first part of this 
quarter. Plans will also be made 
for s wwfcw^d /?shing trip. Anyone 
who wishes to go on the fishing 
trip, members or non-members, 
should attend the meeting. 


AOPi had a pledge banquet Tues- 
day night at the new Gula's Res- 
taurant. They enjoyed an excellent 
steak dinner. The dinner honored 
pledges Martha McGilvray and 
Marion Moss. 

Next Monday night the AOPis 
will have a dinner for member's 
parents at Stockham. They are all 
looking forward to Catspaw to- 


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11 Pike Chapters 
To Honor "Makie" 

Pi Kappa Alpha Sweetheart Mary 
Ann Haslam will be presented at a 
district convention of the 11 chap- 
ters of the fraternity from Ala- 
bama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. , 
The convention will be held on 
the Hilltop this week-end. It pre- 
cedes the PiKA National Conven- 
tion to be held in Memphis, Ten- 
nessee, Sept. 1-6, where two new 
$250,000 memorial headquarters will 
be dedicated. 

Attending the convention will be 
National President, John Hippie, 
from Philadelphia; National Vice 
President, Ensley Johnson, from 
Atlanta, and National Secretary, A. 
R. Johnson, from Baton Rouge. 

The four chapters of PiKA in 
Alabama, Delta at Birmingham- 
Southern, Alpha A at Howard, 
Upsilon at Auburn and Gamma 
Alpha at the University of Ala- 
bama, are the hosts. The convention 
conferences will be centered at 
Stockham Woman's Building, at 

Linwood Underwood, a Delta 
alumnus, is general chairman of the 
Founder's Day banquet and dance 
Saturday night at the Tutwiler 
Hotel which will conclude the con- 
vention festivities. The sweethearts 
of the four Alabama Chtapters will 
be presented at the banquet. 

Florence Tryon 
Pays KD's Visit 

Miss Florence R. Tryon, President 
of Beta Province of Kappa Delta, 
is visiting this week-end with 
Alpha Upsilon chapter. Miss Tryon 
is assistant professor of education 
at Florida State University. She is 
member of the committee on col- 
lege work of the Episcopal Church 
(Sewannee Province), and acts as 
faculty adviser for the Episcopal 
Student Center at the University. 
An active member of the Talla- 
hassee Women's Club, Miss Tryon 
is also a member of the National 
Council for Social Studies and is a 
contributor to their yearbook. She 
is a past president of the Florida 
State University Alumni Associa- 
tion. / 

Miss Tryon also serves as faculty 
rd visor for the Kappa Delta chap- 
ter on the campus of Florida State. 
As Beta Province President of the 
sorority, she supervises the pro- 
grams of Kappa Delta chapters at 
the University of Alabama, Florida 
State University, Alabama Poly- 
technic Institute, University of 
Georgia, Birmingham Southern 
College, University of South Caro- 
lina, and the University of Florida. 
Miss Tryon holds a B.A. degree 
from Florida State University, an 
M.A. degree from Duke University, 
and has done work on her PhJ}. at 
the Universities of Texas, Minne- 
sota, and Syracuse University. 

Miss Tryon arrived last night and 
will stay at Hanson Hall. She will 
meet with the chapter all day Fri- 
day and attend Catspaw with them. 
After meetings on Saturday the 
Kappa Delta's will give a banquet 
in her honor. Sunday night the 
Alumni Association will entertain 
her with a banquet. She will leave 
Monday night to continue her trip. 

Lay Leaders Meet Sunday 

A conference of lay leaders of the 
North Alabama Conference of the 
Southern Methodist Church will be 
held in Stockham Women's Build- 
ing, Sunday at 10 a.m. 

Dr. F. M. Cook, President of 
Sneed College and Chairman of 
Lav Activities for the Conference, 
will preside at the meeting. 

This is one of two such confer- 
ences held each year for lay leaders 
of the denominational group. 

Students at the U. of Belgrade 
enforced their wUl recently by boy- 
cotting lectures. 

Friday, February 26, 1954 

Notes from the Castle 

by Louella Hopabout 

to reliable sources in the court of the Queen and her 
husband, the King, much disturbance has been caused by the ar 
rival of a Stranger, known only as Simple Simon. No one is quite 
certain who the young man is or where he came from but his 
radical views have greatly angered the Queen. It is whispered 
that this Simple Simon defied Her Majesty and by some sorcery 
caused a tree to spring up singing. "The Queen is a tryant " There 
are reports that Simple Simon will be executed when the sun is 
over the north tower A* any rate, the Executioner was seen 
sharpening his ax. 

Meanwhile, the Royal Washerwoman reports the loss of the 
King's Long Underwear. Any information regarding its where- 
abouts should be reported immediately to the Captain of the 

The Herald announced this morning that a fair will be held 
today. The Queen has declared this to be a green day to match 
her nose, and everyone is to dress accordingly. Many new fashions 
are expected to be worn by the court ladies, and several unusual 
shades of green will be featured. The Queen and the Princess 
will be dressed in long, sweeping gowns with unique headdresses 
specially designed for them. 

Despite objections from the townspeople, the inflationary in- 
crease of pies to a penny apiece has not seriously damaged the 
business of the Pieman. The rise in price was necessitated by the 
poor crop of gooseberries this year. 

The Queen has ordered an investigation of the Hole behind 
the Royal Flower Garden. The open pit has long been an eyesore 
and a dangerous trap. Meanwhile the courtpeople are warned to 
avoid the area, especially after the fair. The Queen is particularly 
concerned about the Princess' love of balancing on the Garden 
rail, close to the Hole. 

The rastle attendant requests that the courtpeople throw their 
pie crusts into the proper disposal units in the courtyard. He urges 
the townspeople not to cut across the castle lawn on the way to 
and from the fair. 

The King will have his usual morning shave. 


I.F.C. Council 
Picks Party Dates 

At the last Inter-Fraternity Coun- 
cil meeting, Spring rush rules were 
considered. A motion was carried 
to the effect that close rush season 
will take place from March 24 to 
April 2. The dates for parties are 
as follows: 
March 24— TX 

25— PiKA 

26— DSP 

27— KA 

29— LXA 

30— SAE 

31— ATO 

1 — Preferential Party 

2— Pledge Day 


Campus Girls to taxi 
to Theta U. doings 

Theta Upsilon National Sorority 
will have its annual Alabama State 
Day, Saturday, February 28, at the 
Jefferson Davis Hotel in Montgom- 
ery. Theta U State Secretary, Miss 
Anne Alison of Selma is General 

Chairman for the day's activities. 

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. 
and a program for the day has been 
planned with discussion groups in 
the morning and a luncheon at 
noon. Guest speaker at the lunch- 
eon will be Theta Upsilon's Nation- 
al President, Mrs. Wm. D. Sims, Jr., 
of Montgomery. 

Members of the college chapters 
at Auburn and Birmingham South- 

Students of beginning psychology 
at San Diego State College (Calif.) 
were asked recently to write down 
what they considered to be their 
most valuable aset." Two answer- 
ed "intelligence" . . . and both mis- 
spelled it. 

At the University of Alberta, 
three radioactive chickens have 
been stolen from the university's 
atomic research. They aren't fit for 
human consumptian, but, unless 
they have a Geiger counter, the 
thieves will never know. 

No students at Princeton are al- 
lowed to drive a car on campus. 

em will attend. Alumnae from the 
state will also attend. 

Mrs. Sims, widely known in Na-. 
tional Panhellenic Conference af- 
fairs, is a graduate of Birmingham 
Southern College and was a mem- 
ber of Xi chapter of Theta Upsilon 

Miss Alison is an alumnae of 
Iota Alpha chapter at Auburn. 

Representing Xi Chapter will be: 
Joanne Alverez, Flora Simmons, 
Ann Bates, Betty Krueger, Frances 
White, Jo Taylor, Harriette Hous- 
ton, Evie Balch, and Pat Burke. 

As I 
See It 

This column is an open sugges- 
tion to the managers of the Book- 

It concerns something that was 
once there, and which has been 
wistfully mentioned many times by 
many people eince I came to 
'Southern a year and a half ago. 

I wasn't here when IT was, so 
I don't know how nice it was to 
have IT But from what I hear, IT 
was pretty nice to have, and should 
improve the general atmosphere of 
the Bookstore. 

What is IT? Why, a jukebox, of 

Old students say that there used 
to be one, and have expressed the 
wish for another. I'll go along with 

It would be nice to go into a 
Bookstore and hear the latest rec- 
ords while consuming that battery 
acid they call coffee, and those 
garbage can lids they call sand- 

From 10 until 10:30 things are 
usually pretty lively in there, but 
any other time the atmosphere is 
deader than the tomb of a Yankee 
in Charleston. % 

Listening to records is no mean 
way to. kill time. And who knows 
—when things get dull, a little jit- 
terbugging might liven things up 

Some might say that the radio 
already serves the same purpose. 
I don't agree. I don't particularly 
care to listen to those hillbilly rec- 
ords that somebody or other is al- 
ways dialing. 

The Bookstore sure wouldn't lose 
money on it. I've never heard of a 
jukebox yet that didn't pay for 
itself, and then some. 

How about it? Is a Mttle old juke- 

Toreadors Gain 
5 New Members 

The Toreadors, Business Admin- 
istration and Economics club, has 
announced the addition of five new 
members this quarter. 

They are Eugene Montgomery, 
John C. Grabowski, James Donald 
Lamon, Wilburn Glen Brasher, and 
Andrew Thomas Mcllas. 

Membership in the Toreadors is 
open to any student with ten 
ter-hours credit in either Business 
Administration or Economics and 
who is majoring in either of those 
fields. Applicants must show a 
scholastic average of at least 2.0. 

Reunion Plans 
Taking Shape 

Howard Thomas, a member of 
Southern's student body of 1898, is 
chairman of a committee to pro- 
mote a reunion of the entire group 
attending the academic year of 
'98-'99. Mr. Ira Goodwin, Mr. E. L. 
Moss, Col. Walter F. Hamilton and 
Mr. J. Sam Davis are other com- 
mittee members. 

The five were on the campus last 
week furthering plans to conduct 
a reunion within the big alumni 
gathering, June 4, 1954. The special 
meeting of their student body will 
(See Reunion, Page 4> 

box too much to ask for? 

Tonight is CatsPaw. Let's hope 
it will be a big success and a lot 
of fun for everyone. 

I hope that all the groups have 
gotten out of the well-worn rut, 
and come up with some new, con- 
sistent ideas. 
Thought for the day — 

Man — an animal so lost in raptur- 
ous contemplation of what he 
thinks he is as to overlook what 
he indubitably ought to be. 

Devil's Dictionary. 

the stars got 

■ a • ■ ■ t • 

Vaughn Monroe 


"In high school, 
I spent all my spare 
time playing with 
local bands. 
I had a lot to learn before 
I could lead my own band. 
I studied singing; eventually did 

the vocals — and found that 
the colleges kind of liked 
my recordings. 
Been performing for 'em 
ever since!" 

St Mildness 
md Fbvor 

Gamhs agree wm more people 





Friday, February 26, 1954 


Harpole Is Season 's Highest Scorer; 
Hamilton, Hayes Tie For Second Spot 

Panthers Win In 
illing Overtime 

by Grady 

The Birmingham-Southern Pan- 
thers defeated the Chattanooga 
cagers Saturday night 82-79, but 
only after a thrilling period of 
overtime play. 

High point men for the Cats were 
Johnny Smith and Lynn Crouch. 

Smith and Eddie Gilreath played 
outstanding defensive games. 

The Tennessee visitors played ex- 
cellent basketball, leading through- 
out most of the game by an 8-point 
margin. The Panthers tied the score 
as last seconds ticked away and 
sent the contest into overtime. 

When the overtime period ended 
the Panthers had moved ahead four 
points to win. 

by Harriett Higdon 

This week the Red and White 
A.O.Pi team scored its fifth con- 
secutive victory over a determined 
Independent team. Hayes and But- 
ler were high point women for the 
A.O.Pi and Waddell was high 
scorer for the Independents. 

Leading scorer for the season is 
Jane Harpole. Pi Phi Frosh, with 
an average of 27 points a game. 
Hayes A.O.Pi sophomore and Ham- 
ilton, Zeta junior, are next with a 
21 point average a game. 

Playing their last game of basket- 
ball will be Hines, Ph Phi forward 
Hallman, Independent forward, 
Butler, A.O.Pi forward, Snow, 
A.O.Pi guard and Balch, Theta U 

t The Zetas walked away with the 
swim meet with 32 points. Hamil- 
ton, alone, scored 30 of those 32 
points. The Pi Phi's took second 

place honors with Mary Stowers 
and Shirley Guy taking second and 
third places in nearly every event 
The Arrow relay team of Guy, 
Stowers, Kirby and Waits, took 
first; and Murphree, Pi Phi, took 

The A.O.Pi's came in third with 
Suzanna Davis Maloney getting 
third place for individual scoring 

Ping-Pong began this week with 
126 entries in the tournament. Roye 
Waites and Joyce Spradley are 
seeded players. Hurt, Frost, Has- 
lam, and Snow should go far in the 

Volleyball Schedule 

Mon. March 2 
Tues. March 3 


PiKA vs. DSP Hinton, Hutcheson 
SAE vs. FAC Jett, Crouch 

LXA vs. IND Griffin, Hinton 

ATO"A" vs. ATO"B" Jett, Crouch 


by Grady Smith 

They all ran down the hall 
dragging all sorts of un-mcntion- 
ables and screaming. 

It wasn't such an unusual sight 
because occasionally revival serv- 
ices are held. This time it was a 
fire. And they said it was fire- 

The girls thought it funny and 
terrible. They stood around saying, 
"It's fire proof." They didn't have 

I went downtown the other day 
shopping for a Caddie. I found one. 
Under the dash hung an Ajax 
Special Crystal Set radio. I couldn't 
see it. It reminded me of the lounge 
in the girls dorm. Beauty all around 
then an old be-raggled piano which 
looks like thenvrath of Jehovah. You 
may bear witness that even Lip- 
perache wouldn't touch it. "I'd 
rather go where the wild goose 
went than to play that instrument," 
said the democrat as he walked 
back to Missouri arm in arm with 
the little robin. 

I can hardly wait each week until 
Wednesday rolls around, for then, 
at 10:00, I can pass through the 
portals into Munger's sanctuary and 
take my place where the illustrious 
immortals at times sat. 'Tis where 
the eternal .words sptoken by the 
scholars raise our ambitions to 
astronomical levels. To hear-per 
chance to dream. Student, will you 
not relinquish your follies and join 
with us in the pilgrimage each 
Wednesday? Say, like the tale from 
the two cities, 'Tis nobler, this 
thing that I do, than anything I 
have ever done before." 

When you pause ... make it count ... have a Coke 

All Star 

Bob Walker 

Barry Anderson 
Lou deYampert 
Ricky McBride 
Bob Porter 

_ Ind 




(Reunion, from Page 3) 

be held at 3:00 followed by a tour 
of the campus, especially noting its 
new buildings. 

The committee has worked on 
getting the latest addresses of those 
who attended the North Alabama 
Conference college in 1898. A great 
majority have been accounted for 
and invited, the Alumni Office re- 

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Grid Drive-In 

Meet Me at The Grid 

'Southern Past Lives 
In Old Campus Papers 


by Wiley 

. are ghosts in the Library. 

Go up to the rare book room any dark night. Take down one 
of those dusty folios of past campus newspapers labeled "The 
Gold and Black," open it, and you'll find them: hundreds of names, 
a few familiar, most strange; hundreds of pictures of students 
who walked this campus while we toddled in our baby-cribs. 

You can read the stories they wrote, the jokes they thought 
were funny, and get a firsthand picture of student life in the 
roaring twenties right here on this campus. 

Coming on down to the volumes labeled 1935-30 and later, 
you can find pictures of young men who look strangely familier: 
Dr. Ownbey, when he looked so boyish he wore a mustache to 
add maturity; Dr. Constans when he had all his hair and played 
the bride at a womanless wedding. There are dozens of others. Go 
and see. 

To discover how the interests of 'Southern students have 
changed over the years we went back and checked front page 
stories. Here are some samples taken from February issues of 
the past. 

February, 1925: 'The Andrews Hall Gazette, the latest addition 
to Hilltop student publications will make its appearance on'the 
campus within a few days, according to editor Stanley Watkins." 

February, 1930: "Bursar Yielding announced that President 
Snavely has ordered 326 pounds of garlic and 825 pairs of horse 
blinders. The garlic will be distributed evenly to the women on 
the campus and each man will be furnished a pair of blinders. 
These steps are being taken to curtail spooning on the campus." 

February, 1935: "A. W. Whiting will deliver four lectures on 
sex hygene to the girls' YWCA group." 

February, 1940: (This year the "Gold and Black" became the 
"Hilltop News.") "Erskine Caldwell, novelist, and Southern editor 
Mark Ethridge will be featured on the nationwide radio broadcast 
of "Town Meeting" tonight from Munger Auditorium. Topic for 
debate is 'Are We a United People?'" 

February, 1945: "A Milk Bar has been established in the Gym 
. . . milk and cookies cost seven cents." 

February, 1950: "Executive Council opens inquiry— weekend 
conditions in cafeteria draw student complaints." 

February, 1954 (today): It is clear from this survey of past 
news articles that student interest centered on literary progress 
in the twenties, switched to sex in the thirties, to socail problems 
in the early forties, and settled on food in the latter forties and 
early fifties. Progress will not be 


and Supplies 

Birmingham. Ala. 

ZETAS WIN BSC SWIM MEET — With Eleanor Hamilton capturing 
five Mae ribbons, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority took first place in the Bir- 
mingham-Southern Swim Meet Saturday afternoon. Composing the Zeta 
team were, front row, left to right, Mary Hurt, first place winner in 
the plunge for distance; Annette Thornton and Ellen Bryant. Back row, 
*** Jean Parson and Eleanor Hamilton. Second place 

team winner in the meet was Pi Beta Phi and third place went to Alpha 
Omicron Pi. 

***** LASSETTER ^ 

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1918 4th Ave., N. Today 



Volume XXI, No. 18 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

March 5, 1954 


"Accent" Job 
Nearly Done 

The 1854 Southern Accent should 
be ready . for distribution about 
May 25, Editor Jack Shearer an- 
nounced this week. 

Shearer said the major portion 
of the '54 yearbook has already 
been sent to the printer, and that 
he expects to complete the job with- 
in two weeks. 

In making the announcement of 
the tentative publication date, 
Shearer gave full credit to the mem- 
bers of the Accent staff. He said 
all members have been "very ac- 
tive" in getting their assignments 
in on schedule. 

There will be a banquet for all 
staff members to celebrate the com- 
pletion of this year's edition of the 
yearbook, the editor said. He said 
the banquet will be held on the eve- 
ning preceeding distribution of the 
new 'Southern Accent. 

Sections of the yearbook already 
completed are the introduction, 
dedication, faculty, classes, and or- 

Think Now 
About Going 
To Capital 

Sophomores and Juniors major- 
ing in any of the social sciences at 
Birmingham-Southern may be eligi- 
ble to spend a semester .studying 
in Washington, D. C, this Fall. 

Under the American University's 
Washington Semester plan four 
Hilltop students may go to the na- 
tion's capital to study government 
operations at first hand. Credit 
earned in this study will be ap- 
plicable toward their graduation at 
Southern. Credit amounting to 22 Ms 
hours is allowed for the full pro- 

The program consists of three 
courses at the American University, 
an individual research project, and 
a round of visits with some 45 fed- 
eral officials to see government in 

(See Cljttal, pare 4) 


George Huddleston, candidate for 
United States Representative from 
this district, was called a Repub- 
lican in a Hilltop News story Feb- 
ruary 19. This was an error. 

Mr. Huddleston is a leading Bir- 

Sunday Sees 
Hanson Doors 
Swing Wide 

Hanson Hall, the new, ultra- mod- 
ern women's dormitory, is holding 
Open House, Sunday, March 7, from 
3 to 5:30 p.m. 

This event is an annual one of 
ancient tradition on the campus, 
however, it represents the first op- 
portunity all male students on the 
Hilltop have had to visit the new 
living quarters. All 110 girls now 
living in Hanson Hall will partici- 
pate in a variety of functions in 
making the guests welcome — some 
will serve as guides and all will 
function as hostesses. 

The receiving line will include 
Miss Helen Hallman, president of 
the House Council; Mrs. Walter 
Booker, Housemother; Mrs. Florida 
Sherrod and President George 

During the two hours of festiv- 
ities, music will be rendered by 
music, piano, and voice majors who 
are residents of the dormitory. 
Madge Brandon, Mary Ann Crosley, 
(See Hanson, page 3) 

Fairy Tale 
On Stage 

"SIMPLE SIMON" AuuvMMi^wwn aoove reneanmg me shav- 
ing scene for tonight's special production of "Simple Simon" are (left 
to right) : Shirley Ezell as the princess; Mary Jean Parson as the queen; 
Earl Gossett as Simon; and Frank Marshall as the king. (Photo by Grady 

THE WINNERS — Cat's Paw winners are shown receiving the plaque 
from Student Body President, Walter Green. Left to right are: Frances 
Copeland. John Paul Tate, Dan Walton, and Walter Greene. (Photo By 
Grady Smith). 

Judges Had Simple Task 
Picking CatsPaw Winner 


"From Here to Fraternity," by 
KA, TX PiPhi and GPB won last 
week's CatsPaw going away. 

Five other entries were badly 

Frances Copeland and John Paul 
Tate wrote the script for the win- 
ning skit, and Tate airected the 
performance. The adaptation of the 
James Jones theme was clever and 
appropriate. The script was the 
winning factor. Tate's direction was 
creditable, thought the scenes were 
allowed to lag a litle in two places. 
Ted Pritchett's parody, "Preregis- 
ration Blues," gave the skit a need- 
ed touch. 

"From Here to Fraternity" would 
have been a prize winner in any- 
body's stunt night. 

Running a not-too-close second 
was "The Worst Show on Earth" 
by AOPi, LXA, and SAE. Some of 
the lines and bits were genuinely 
funny, but the skit lacked the unity 
achieved by "From Here to Fra- 

Hot on the heels of "The Worst 
Show" came "A Tour of the Cam- 

pus with Phi Beta Kappa" by tha 
Independents. The 'Tour" provid- 
ed a good device for showing up 
a large number of familiar campus 

The remaining three skits were 
tied for last place, but all contained 
a good share of laughs. Only lack 
of planning and good writing kept 
them out of the money. These three 
were "You Were There" by KD, 
ATO, TU and AXO; "What Should 
My Line Be?" by DSP, PiKA and 
ZTA; and the faculty contribution, 
the name of which was not an- 

The satire in all the CatsPaw 
skits was broad, but not malicious. 

We have seen some students hurt 
by past CatsPaw shows which 
went beyond the limits of good 
taste and good humor. There seem- 
ed to be nothing of that in this 
year's event. Some of the digs vere 
too mild. The faculty was especial- 
ly diffident in their treatment of 
the foibles of College Theatre char- 
acters. Their forebearance does 
them credit, but they missed a good 
(See Caispaw, page 4) 

Ala. Themeln 
Water Ballet 


The 1954 Waterballet, March 12 
and 13, will be a swimming and 
singing salute to Alabama, the "Star 
of the South." 

Of the previous waterballets, this 
is the first with a historical theme. 

Turning from themes of sea and 
seasons, the eighth annual water- 
ballet honors, the rich, colorful 
heritage of our state. 

Beginning with wildlife and In- 
dians found in our land, the theme 
salutes in order the seven flaps 
that have flown over Alabama and 
the Christian. 

Variety in stroke, skill, music, 
color and costume will be expected 
in this swim and song production. 

There are eleven swimming num- 
bers, which are synchronized with 
the music of Mr. Anderson's En- 
semble. "Stars Fell on Alabama" 
and "Lady of Spain" are representa- 
tive numbers. 

The twenty-two swimmers will 
perform together and in groups of 
12, 7, and 5. There will be one 
couple act and a comedy trio. 

Swimmers in this year's water- 
ballet who also swam in last year's 
show will be: Eleanor Hamilton, Lee 


To Go On TV 

Two former students of Birming- 
ham-Southern College, Gordon and 
Grady Wilson, graduates of the 
class of '53 appeared in an army 
talent contest at Fort Jackson, 
South Carolina, where they are 
now stationed, and won first place 
over 25 other contestants. 

They piayed a duo arrangement 
of "The Blue Danube" on twin 
pianos as their winning number. 

As first prize they will appear 
on Arlene Francis' nationwide show, 
"Talent Patrol," on ABC television 
the first part of April. If they win 
on this show over the three other 
contestants, the doors of the enter- 
tainment world will be opened to 

Curtain time! Curtain time! 

Tonight at 8:15 the curtain 
in Munger Auditorium will rise 
on "Simple Simon." 

Two months of intensive re- 
hearsing and set construction 
will be represented in this spe- 
cial performance for 'Southern 

The director, Mrs. Dorothy Sch- 
wartz, has helped the cast in de- 
veloping individual characters. Aft- 
er some change in the cast, Mary 
Jean Parson will play the Queen; 
Frank Marshall, the King; Shirley 
Ezell, the Princess; Earl Gossett, 
Simple Simon; James Gillespy, the 
Pieman; Gene Bishop, the attendant; 
James Blackwell, the Herald; Vir- 
ginia Covington, the Washerwoman; 
Gerry Palfery, the Nightshirt; 
Katherin Clerk, the Dress; Char- 
lotte Lane, the Underwear; Abe 
Fawal, the Captain of the Guard; 
and Bill Gandy, a Guard. 

Court ladies are: Susan O'Steen, 
Virginia Bernhard, and Emily Hunt- 
er. Townspeople are: Evelyn Fenn, 
Mildred Ann Tatum, Delynn Arm- 
strong, David Adams, Roger Clay- 
ton, and Barbara Allen. 

Technical Director Rebecca Jen- 
nings, with her assistant, Mary Jean 
Parson, and her stage crew have 
designed and built an unusual set. 
the scene is a castle courtyard sur- 
rounded by the castle walls. The 
difficulties of having a tree spring 
up on stage and changing the color 
of the Queen's nose have ben 
solved, and some unique lighting 
techniques have been worked out. 

Costume Director Frances White 
has provided colorful and original 
costumes for the characters in 
j Mother Goose styles. 

Mrs. Sam Burr is Assistant Cos- 
tume Director. 

(See Simple Simon, page 2) 

Shows Art 

Mr. Raymond McMahon, professor 
of art, is exhibiting 21 of his paint- 
ings in the Howard Home Economics 
Building at Howard College. 

The exhibit opened last Sunday, 
February 21, with a tea given in 
his honor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. His 
work will be shown for about three 

Most of the paintings are oils. A 
few are done with a palette knife. 

Professor McMahon is a native 
of Savannah, Georgia. He did his 
undergraduate and graduate work 
at the University of Georgia. 

Last summer he studied in the 
East under the direction of Hans 

Pre- Registration 

Last Call Today 

Pre-reglstration for the Spring 
quarter ends today. All students 
are urged to complete their pre- 
registration forms and turn them 
in to the Registrar's office before 
4:00 p.m. 

Schedules of Spring classes are 
available at the Registrar's office 
on the second floor of 

Do it now! 



Friday, March 5, 1954 


EDITOR — John Constantine 

MANAGING EDITOR — Wiley Clements 

Marguerite Surellis 

Grady Smith and George Allen 

Grady Smith, Mary Jean Parson, Marilyn Scofield 

Peggy Noah, Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 


Vernon Russell, Winkle Hall, Frances Copeland 


National Advertising Service, Inc. 

Colltf Pubtiikm Rt+riuntativ 
420 Madison Ave. Ntw York. N. Y. 

Associated CbUe6iale Press 

SIMPLE SIMON, from page 1 

Among other difficult items, Prop 
Director Winkie Hall has devised 
a sheet which will fall down on 

After tonight's preview, the play 
will be given for local and out of 
town grade school children on Sat- 

urday at 10 and 2. The Girl Scouts 
have requested a special showing 
at 4. 

This highly entertaining play was 
written by Aurand Harris of Co- 
lumbia University and was pro- 
ruced there by Dr. Paul Kozelka 
for International Theatre Month. 

An Editorial 

The Senior Gift 


Soon the 1954 Senior Class must decided what its parting 
gift to the College will be. 

Past class gifts have sometimes been chosen unwisely, 
though always in the best spirit. 'Phe various stone and ce- 
ment memorials scattered over the campus give evidence of 
the regard of graduates of bygone years for their alma mater. 

With all respect to the alumni of those classes, some of 
the-v, 6 -IuS 'are not only useless but are eyesores. One of them is 
a definite traffic hazard. 

It is to be hoped that the 1954 seniors will select a gift 
which will fill some real need. Last year's class gave a curtain 
for the College Theater. If the '54 class can provide a gift 
which be both functional and enduring they will have per- 
formed a real service for the school and for themselves. 

Certainly the committee appointed to select the gift should 
heed the advice of President Stuart in making their decision. 
He, after all, will have to live with their bequest. They will not. 

Two years ago the play won the 
Seatle Junior Programs award for 
the best children's play of the year. 

Last year it was trouped by Mich- 
igan State College. 

Miss Virginia Covington has 
served as Publicity Director for 
"Simple Simon." 

Happy Birthday, dear Cornstick! 


When you come right down to it, you 
smoke for one simple reason . . . enjoy- 
ment. And smoking enjoyment is all a 
matter of taste. Yes, taste is what counts 
in a cigarette. And Luckies taste better. 

Two facts explain why Luckies taste 
better. First, L.S./M.F.T.- Lucky Strike 
means fine tobacco . . . light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second. Luckies are ac- 
tually made better to taste better . . . 
always round, firm, fully packed to draw 
freely and smoke evenly. 

So, for the enjoyment you get from 
better taste, and only from better taste, 
Be Happy— Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
carton of better-tasting Luckies today. 

* jit''"' 


Where's your jingle? 

It's easier than you think to 
make $25 by writing a Lucky 
Strike jingle like those you see 
in this ad. Yes, we need jingles 
—and we pay $25 for every one 
we use! So send as many as you 
like to: Happy-Go-Lucky, P. O. 
Box 67, New York 46, N. Y. 




To The Editor 


I don't see why you allow the 
people who write their columns In 
your paper to use them just to sound 
off on their own horns. 

If they want so bad to get their 
private gripes all over the campus, 
why don't they hire a soap box? 
I paid my money for your news- 
paper so I don't expect t£>. sr.*> & J, 
used in such a manner. If I am so 
unreasonable about this I am sorry, 
but I don't think it is. 

I like some of the columns very 
much, but some I don't. Thank you. 

(I'm not afraid to sign my name, 
but there is no use my losing 
friends, if you can do something 
about it on the Q. T.) 

A Concerned Student 
(Ed: Our columnists write under 
their own names, and the views 
they express are necessarily theirs, 
not ours. If it becomes apparent that 
any columnist is "using" his column 
to personal ends rather than for 
the benefit of the whole student 
body, corrective measures will be 

Dear Editor: 

I agree wholeheartly with Jim At- 
kins concerning his views on smok- 
ing. It is a vile practice, and the 
Public Service should pass a law 
prohibiting smoking. 

But I don't adhere to the porno- 
graphic style he used in expressing 
his views, and I think his writing 
should be ostracized from the paper. 

While I am criticizing I would 
also like to say that I have always 
heard it is against journalistic 
ethics to publish unsigned letters to 
the editors. Most of the letters you 
publish are signed "Joe College" or 
"A concerned student." I think you 
should abolish this practice. 

A Concerned Student 


Joe College 

(Ed Note: Why not sign your 


By Grady Smith 

My name is Plainy McTruth, alias 
Filthy McNasty, and sometimes call- 
ed "garbage mouth." 

I am considered relative by a few 
wise ones, the ones who examine 
me, pry into my purposes and form 
their own opinions of me. These 
personr are not afraid of me, they 
feel no inward gnawing when they 
hear me or read me. 

There are those who declare me 
to be concrete, immovable, and yet 
shun me. 

I can be found several places, in 
the newspaper occasionally, Cats- 
paw skits, and every once in a 
while, in word of mouth. I stay hid- 
den most of the time behind veils 
and mores of society today. 

Yet, I say I am relative. Why do 
they seek me out, then say I hurt 
them when they find me? I don't 

When a strong gust of wind 
comes, you're liable to see mail 
all over the bookstore. The doors on 
the mail boxes are about to fall out, 
those that open at all. Who is re- 
sponsible for the boxes, and why 
don't they repair them? 

People like to see their interests 
played up in print, don't they?- Why 
don't they help get in to the paper? 
They complain, bat dont help rem- 
edy it If you would like to see 
your interests written up, put it 
down on paper, and drop it in the 
slot on the Hilltop News door. 

Let's all go up to Hanson Hall 
Sunday afternoon. Bring your pen- 
cil and pad. we'll all play reporter 
and get the inside story. 

The main building on the U. of 
Tampa, Fla., is an ornate former 
luxury hotel. 

The true "mother of Parliaments" 
is Iceland; its legislative body 
back more than 100 years. 

Friday, March 5, 1954 




by Colleen Casey 

The Zetas are looking forward 
to their house party sometime in 
April to be held in Panama City. 
This occasion has been substituted 
for the customary spring dance. 

They are also proud of winning 
tht team points in the free throw 
conest last week. 

As part of their philanthropic 
work, they went out to Charlanne 
School and entertained last Tues 
day afternoon. 

The Lambda Chis are still grow 
ing beards for their tremendous 
Bowery blowout next weekend. 

New PI Kappa Alpha officers are 
Jim Young, President; Bob Bowker, 
Vice-President; and Preston Miller, 
treasurer. They're all holding their 
heads after Saturday night. The 
Pikes had their district convention 
and Founders' Day banquet last 
week-end and all was very success- 

New Pi Phi pledges have chosen 
officers for their class. Presiding 
over the group is Susan CSteen. 
# Other officers are Sandy Guttridge, 
vice-president, Amma Hurt, secre- 
tary, and Delynn Armstrong, treas- 
urer. Actives and members are 
looking forward to a May house- 
party at Camp Winnestaska. Mem- 
bers are enjoying correspondence 
with their adopted child, Marianne, 
and are preparing an Easter pack- 
age for her to send to Germany. 

The SEA's are looking forward to 
the celebration of their 98th an- 
niversary, Tuesday, March 9. The 
brothers are planning a banquet 
which will be held at Britling's 
Tuesday night, at 7:30. Many alumni 
are expected to attend he cele- 

Congratulations were given to 
Bob Porter as he was chosen a 
member of the All-star Basketball 
team. Also, brother Joe Legg is 
proud of the new TV set which he 

won the other day. 

The Delta Siga are proud of the 
three new members they recently 
initiated: ^ouis Herzberg, John 
Hook, and Jacob Leigeber. The 
chapter entertained at an informal 
date party last Saturday night. Past 
president, Bill Gaylor is here from 
Denver visiting the chapter. 

The Kappa Delta's enjoyed their 
visit from their province president, 
Miss Florence Tryon. The KD's 
entertained the KA's Tuesday night 
at an informal coffer hour. They 
will entertain the Lambda Chi's 
Monday night. 


The Birmingham-Southern Choir 
will take the road again March 19. 
They will visit Pensacola, Panama 
City, Tallahassee, Roanoke, Va., and 
Alexander City. 

Thirty-eight of the 95 choir mem- 
bers will be on the chartered bus 
for the trip. They will be gone for 
one week. 

Director Anderson has announced 
that his singing group will have 
a new repetoire of "honest sincere 
church music" for their concert 
tour. They will sing in high schools 
and churchej. 

'This trip will not be just a lark," 
Anderson warned. "We hope to 
represent what Birmingham-South- 
ern stands for." 

More details on the trip will be 
published in next week's Hilltop 

Skishers Meet 

The next meeting of the Skish 
Club will be in room 107 of the 
gym, Thursday, March 11. Every- 
one interested in fishing is cord- 
ially invited to attend. 


Gamma Phi Beta 
Holds Houseparty 

Miss Barbara Hicks will entertain 
Gamma Phi Beta social sorority 
with a house party at her home in 
Clubview Heights, Gadsden, Ala- 
bama. The date of the party is to 
be March 5th and 6th (today and 
tomorrow). Miss Hicks will be as- 
sisted in entertaining by Misses 
Shirley Palmiter, Sulu Orr, Doris 
Earnshaw, and Joyce Hyde. 

Friday night, dancing and canasta 
will be enjoyed along with a barbe- 
que supper. Saturday, the Gamma 
Phis and their dates will hike and 
picnic at Hocabulla Falls. 

Gamma Phis and their dates will 


Miss Madge Brandon, Jimmy 
Ryan; Miss Betty Jean Ryan, Rod- 
ney Griffin; Miss Myrice Ann 
Greene, Tom Carr; Miss Brenda 
Weeks, Kenneth Parker; Miss Ellyn 
Etchison, Lucius deYampert; Miss 
Mary Ann Crossly, Charles Gio- 
lando; Miss Nell Dendy, Bob York; 
Miss Helen Starnes, Michael Polny; 
Miss Mona I vie, Henry Copeland; 
Miss Doris Shelton, Charles Cope- 
land; Miss Janice Fowler, Dick 
Sisson; Miss Gertrude Hatfield, 
Lewis Lott; and Miss Barbara Hicks, 
Wayne Hopper. Chaperones for the 
occasion will be Mr. and Mrs. A. L. 
Hicks and Miss Elizabeth Pitts. 

WATER BALLET — These girls are practicing hard for the March 
12 and 13 performances. Left to right are: Dotie Tyler, Connie Conway, 
Kit Martin, Eleanor Hamilton, Ann Yates and Shirley Guy. (Photo by 
Grady Smith). 

Library Orders 
"Augie March" 

The currently best-selling novel, 
The Adventures of Angle March, 

by Saul Bellow, recently won the 
first prize in the National Books 
Awards in the field of fiction. This 
excellent novel has been ordered 
by Mrs. Margaret Hughes for the 
'Southern Library. 

WATER BALLET, from page 1 

Kirby, Faye Hendrix, Kit Martin, 
Dpttie Tyler, and Connie Con- 
way. Joining them for their first 
waterballet will be swimmers Ann 
Yates, Susan CSteen, Charles El- 
liott, Mary Hurt, Anne Lois Cecil, 
Shirley Guy, Mary Stowers, Mary 
Jacq Snow, Bet Reed, Jane Mooty, 
Patti Newman, Zackie Daughty, 
Marion Moss, Lynn Armstrong, 
Avlona Yarbrough, and Charles 
Charles Fraffeo. 

The swimmers have been prac- 
ticing all this quarter. As of today, 
they have had twenty-three sched- 
uled practice periods of at least an 
hour. This does not include extra 
individual practice. 

Miss Elizabeth Davis is faculty 
director of the water ballet. Stu- 
dent director is Eleanor Hamilton. 

Jack Shearer is technical director. 
Miss Becky Jennings, is technical 


Pianist will be Nancy Graves. 

Narator for the 8:30 p.m. show will 
be Don Davis. 

Seating is limited. Tickets may 
be purchased from Betty Ann God- 
frey at the gym. Price: 25c each. 

HANSON, from page 1 

Vance Sparks, Jo Taylor, and Mary 
Hurt comprise the Music Commit- 
tee. Serving at the tea table will 
be Mary Ann Haslam, Clara Lee 
Hammett, Peggy Massey, and Sara 
Jot Whitlock. 

All 64 bedrooms, the lounges, 
and recreation hall will be open 
for viewing. 

Hanson Hall extends a cordial in- 
vitation to all faculty members, stu- 
dents, and parents of dorm resi- 

A crowd of approximately 400 
guests is expected to attend. 

Jane Greer soys: "I was 

a band singer when a picture 
magazine asked me to pose 
in the new WAC uniforms. 
Hollywood saw my picture, 
liked it and overnight I was 
in movies. From then on, 
it was hard work and 



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Friday, March 5, 1954 


ATO's Emerge 
KA's Make Close Second 


The ATO's in regular league play 
emerged on top, with the KA's a 
close second; the Independents took 
third place and the ATO's bringing 
up the rear. 

The ATO's were undefeated in 
regular league games until they 
met the KA's. The KA's defeated 
them in a 

This created a three-way tie for 
first place between the KA's, ATO's, 
and the Independents; a tie which 
had to be played off. 

In the second meeting between the 
two, the ATO's defeated the KA's 
by a M-43 margin. The KA's de- 
feated the Independents the day be- 

Then in the play-offs, the ATO 
A's met the ATO B's and barely 
defeated the scrappy scrub team. 

The tame day, the KA's defeated 
the Independent? again. 

The next day the ATO's and the 
KA's met for a third and final game. 

The ATO's led during the first 
three quarters but choked up in 
the last quarter. The KA's closed 
the gap and as the game ended, the 
score was tied and the game was 
forced to go into an overtime pe- 


The play got fast and furious but 
as the smoke cleared, the score- 
board indicated that the KA's were 
on top. The game ended 60-57 in 
favor of the Kappa Alphas, thus 
giving them first place in the play- 

The ATO's took second, the ATO 
B's third, and the Independents 

The basketball season closed once 
again for the Greek Letter boys, 
leaving behind two big resuli 
First, it developed a keen competi- 
tion between the fraternities, and 
second, proved that Southern do- 
have spirit, as was shown by the 
enthusiasm displayed during the 

In closing, thanks for your sup- 
port and keep up the spirit. 

CATSPAW, from page 1 

opportunity to really expose some 
of the mannerisms of our local the- 
ater clique. 

The names of the winning groups 
are being engraved on a plaque 
which is to hang permanently in 
the cafeteria. 

CAPITAL, from 

Professor Evelyn Wiley, in charge 
of Birmingham-Southern participa- 
tion in the Washington Semester 
program urges interested students 
to contact her for details as soon as 

Fifty-seven other colleges over 
the country also send students to 
take part in the program. 

As I 
See It 

by Parsie 

Catspaw hit a new low last week. 
When Catspaw was created in 
1941, it was based on the old fable 
of the cat and the monkey. 

They were chatting together one 
day and decided to roast some chest- 
nuts. They gathered them up and 
pitched them in a fire, then sat 
down to wait. Pretty soon the chest 
nuts were ready to eat and it 
dawned on them that they had no 
way to get them out of the fire. 

They argued back and forth for 
a while, and finally the monkey 
persuaded the cat to rake them out, 
because his paws had thicker pad- 
ding and wouldn't be burned so 

So the cat began raking the chest 
nuts out of the fire. The wise old 
monkey got behind his back and 
began eating them. When the cat 
finished he turned around and 
stared into the grinning face of the 
monkey who was patting his well- 
filled stomach and pointing to the 
empty shells. All the cat had was a 
burned paw. 

The story of the "fall guy" was 

That's where our show got its 
name. It's supposed to be a satire 
on campus life, to make a "fall 
guy" out of campus characters. 

It's not supposed to be used as 
a chance to "get even" wiih some- 
one, get a "dig" into someone, or 
make a fool out of someone. 

The winning skit was certainly 
the winning skit. It's idea wasn t 
completely original, but the quality 
of the comedy and the excellence 
of production put it head and shoul- 
ders above the others. 

The faculty skit was, to put it 
mildly, terrific— as usual. It's a 
good thing they are not judged. 

In spite of too much movement 
on stage, and some pretty bad puns, 
I will remember "Harry Birthday, 
dear cornstick" from the Independ- 
ents' skit for a long time with 

But the other skits were a qual- 
ity, the likes of which I hope never 
to see on a Cats Paw stage again. 

They were amazingly alike. Two 
were based on TV shows, and two 
on movies. Almost every joker 
pulled on every character imitated 
was repeated in another skit. 

It was a poor night, as a whole, 
but it proved several things: 

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Publications Board 
Sets Up Standards 
For "News," "Accent 
Editors, Managers 

Standards for publication candi- 
dates were discussed at a meeting 
of the Publications Board on Tues- 
day. Members of the Board rec- 
ommended the following standards 
for students interested in the posi- 
tions of editor and business man- 
ager of the two respective publica- 

I. A candidate must have suf- 
ficient experience to satisfy the 
Board that he or she can com- 
petently fulfill the duties of the 
office involved. 

II. A candidate must have an 
overall college scholastic average 
of C to qualify for any publication 

All petitions will be reviewed by 
the Publications Board before pre- 
senting them to the Election Board. 
If no qualified candidate is present- 
ed, the Publications Board will rec- 
ommend a candidate to the Elec- 
tions Board. 

The Board is in agreement that 
there will be no exceptions to the 
above standards. The Board will 
review publications petitions at a 
later meeting, holding these stand- 
ards in mind. 

1. Cats Paw and Inter-fraternity 
Sing should never be in the same 
quarter again. The shorter the time 
allowed, the poorer the quality will 
be. I hope the planners of the fu- 
ture realize this. 

2. Students are going to have to 
go outside themselves and their 
own little worlds to create. Imagina- 
tion and new ideas are require- 
ments of the future, or Cats Paw is 
going to die under its own boring 

3. The time has come to incor- 
porate singing, dancing, art, music, 
and wit, to make the skits interest- 
ing. Puns, corny jokes, sarcastic 
remarks, and dirty words cease to 
be funny after ten years. 

It's not too early to start planning 
for next year. Cat's Paw has got 
to improve, I hope it can't get any 

The first state capital of Alabama 
has for many years now been com- 
pletely abandoned, miles from any 
town or village. 

A town in Hungary once 
a tax on beggars to provide money 
for the poor. 

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Two seniors from Ensley High 
School, one from Woodlawn and 
June graduates from Montgomery, 
Andalusia and Fernbank are win- 
ners of the annual Phi Beta Kappa 
Scholarship to Birmingham-South- 
ern College. 

Winning students, chosen from 
written examinations and personal 
interviews by the Phi Beta Kappa 
Scholarship committee, are: 

Four-year tuition scholarships to 
Frances Osborn, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. G. P. Osborn, 1522 42nd 
Street, Birmingham, and to Eugene 
Morrison, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. 
Morrison, Rt. 1 Fernbank. 

Two-year tuition scholarships to 
Lois Neely, daughter of Mrs. M. G. 
Neely, 912 42nd Street, (Belview 
Heights, and to Clay Long, 401 East 
3-Notch Street, Andalusia, whose 
guardians are the Rev. and Mrs. 
Powers McLeod of the Andalusia 
First Methodist Church. 

One-year tuition scholarships to 
Arleen Gray, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. S. A. Gray, 7732 First Avenue, 
South, and to Mikki Shrader, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Shrader, 
2435 East Cloverdale Park, Mont- 

Two alternates were named by 
the Phi Beta Kappa committee. They 
are Carl Stringfellow, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. C. R. Stringfellow, 2101 
47th-st. Central Park, and Tom 
Bryant, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. 
Bryant of Dempolois. 

Frances Osborn, who will be 
graduated from Ensley High in 
June, was a member of the winning 
high school debating team in Ala- 
bama last year. She is active in 
choir, dramatics and a National 
Honor Society member. 

Eugene Morrison, a senior at 
Lamar County High School, will 
study in the field of science and 
music when he enters Birmingham- 
Southern next Fall. An A student, 
he is a Beta Club member and 
business manager of his school 

Lois Neely, an Ensley High senior, 
spent two months in Germany last 
Summer on the student exchange 
program sponsored by the American 
Field Service. She was chosen 
Ensley's Good Citizenship Girl this 
Fall. Her major will be music when 
she enters Birmingham-Southern. 

Clay Long is president of the 
Alabama Conference of Methodist 
Youth and also heads the senior 
class of Andalusia High School. He 
was a student at Demopoleis High 
School before entering an outstand- 
ing athlete in football, basketball, 
golf and tennis. 

Arleen Gray, a former Phillips 
High student and now a senior at 
Woodlawn, is also "Good Citizen- 
ship Girl" for her high school. A 
National Honor Society member, 
she is also active in the student 
council and student activities com- 

Milkki Shrader, senior at Sidney 
Lanier High School, is active in 
Little Theatre and Thespians work 
in Montgomery but plans to enter 
pre-medical training when she 
comes to Birmingham-Southern. 

Six scholarships are awarded an- 
nually by the Birmingham-South- 
ern Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, three 
to city high school students, and 
three to students from high schools 
in the state. 

The student leaders were at Inter 
fraternity Sing. That filler of Feb. 
19 was 3tricily Ante-Bellum. 

George Washington and Abraham 
Lincoln both wore beards, except 

Gaslights are still used for street- 
light purposes in several wealthy 
New Jersey suburbs. 

Happy Birthday, Mae Mae! 

Aquamaids Swim At 8:30 

Election Date 
Set: April 29 

Elections for student officers for 
1954-55 will be held on the campus 
April 29, it was decided at a meet- 
ing of the Election Board last 

A spokesman for the Election 
Board said it was also agreed at 
the meeting that results of the elec- 
tions would be announced at the 
May Day Dance, April 30. 

The Board is scheduled to adopt 
rules for the elections at its next 
meeting. Date and time of the next 
meeting have not been announced. 

Last week's meeting was first 
scheduled for Wednesday, but a 
quorum could not be obtained on 
that day. The Board then met on 
Thursday, and with three of the 
nine members absent, picked the 

Spring election date. 

Student Body President Walter 
Greene said the Election Board 
had planned to have candidates 
presented at convocation the week 
preceeding elections. 

He said difficulty is now antici- 
pated in presenting the candidates 
at «mv«e«'iftm, since Mu Alpha 
has already scheduled a program 
for the convocation date just pre- 
ceeding election time. 

Greene said the presentation of 
candidates could not be made ear- 
lier because of scheduled Religious 

Emphasis Week programs.. 

He said the Board would consult 
with Mu Alpha officers in an effort 
to work out a solution to the prob- 

The Board also approved a list 
of eligibles from which the Execu- 
tive Council was to pick a men's 
Upper Division Representative this 
week. The man selected will fill 
out the unexpired term of Gerald 
Lambert who left 'Southern in 1953 
to enter the U S. Air Force. 

Election Board members are: 

(See Election, page 3) 

Water Ballerinas All Set 

Spectators at Birmingham-Southern's Water Ballet to- 
night and tomorrow night at the gymnasium pool will see a 
precision aquacade filled with color, comedy, music, pretty 
girls in bathing costume, and some mighty fancy swimming 

The 22 swimming students who will take part in the 
Water Ballet have been practicing all quarter for the two- 
performance show. 

Performances will begin promptly 
at 8:30 p.m. on both evenings. 
Tickets will be on sale for 25 cents 

Volume XXI, No. 19 Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama March 12,. 1954 

each at the gymnasium. 

Music for the water show will 
be provided by the Birmingham* 
Southern Choir Ensemble undej 
the direction of Professor Raymond 

Miss Elizabeth Davis is faculty 
director for the ballet. Eleanor 
Hamilton is student director. 

Spectators are urged to get their 
tickets early since seating is lim- 
ited to 300 persons for each per- 


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RTDTNC FOR A WATER FALL— Mirth will reign at the Water Ballet at the gymnasium pool tonight. Here Charles Graffeo is about to be 
KlUlNU Hendrix during rehearsal of a comedy sequence. Rehearsals for the water ballet have been going on for a 

swatted mto the drmk by Mary H*M*d Fgel J Qn these rehearsals . They look good . ^ on over to the gym tonight or tomorrow 

full quarter. The Hrtltop News has been ^keep g p ^ ^ ^ & ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Anderson>s 

mght at 8 :30 Ttckets are on sale * chance students have to support a school activity and get more than their money's worth of unusual 

^r^^ ^u at the pool, (Photo by Grady Smith, Hilltop News Staff Photographer.) 



EDITOR -John Conslantine 
MANAGING EDITOR — Wiley Clements \ 



Peggy Noah, Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 


John Hutcheson, Grady Looney Harriett Higdon, Connie Conway 


Canada— A 'Tower 


Friday, March 12, 1954 

By Louis Herzberg 


national Advertising Service, Inc. 


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The Bookstore 

Notice anything different about the bookstore? Though 
the efforts of Treasurer Yeilding, arrangements were made to 
have the juke box installed. Several years ago, a juke box was 
removed from the campus because someone willfully damaged 
it. Mr. Yeilding assured the distributor that this will not hap- 
pen again. It's up to the student body to justify this confi- 

This is the first step toward improving facilities for leisure 
activities on the campus. A committee consisting of Mary 
Jacq Snow, Gerry Palfery, and Student Body President Walter 
Greene is working with the administration on the problems 
involved in opening the bookstore at night. This was tried in 
the fall quarter without much success. Few people took ad- 
vantage of it. In trying to determine why, it was concluded 
that the things the student wanted were not available. 

There were no hot sandwiches and often no sandwiches at 
all. However, several problems tend to limit the possible 
variety. First, the bookstore has no sanitation equipment; 
therefore, the Health Department would not allow dishes to 
be used. Second, there is no grill. If there were a grill, the 
Health Department would require a vent for it. No vent! 
Then there is the problem of getting a responsible person to 
operate the enterprise. These are but a few of the problems 
which must be worked out. 

The administration is aware of the need of a place where 
students can get together for refreshments at night. If the 
problems involved can be worked out, that place would be 
available. If you should want to dance, all you would have 
to do is put another nickel in the juke box. Maybe by the 
spring quarter, the necessary arrangements will have been 

Special thanks are forthcoming to Mrs. Sensabaugh, Treas- 
urer Yeilding, President Stuart, and Dr. Cannon for their ef- 
forts in this connection. 

Let's Give A Little 

A fraternity party is not a fraternity party without a few 
buckets of suds. Prohibition was repealed in this country 
decades ago. Why are we at Birmingham-Southern so strait- 

Don't get us wrong, We don't advocate a wide-open cam- 
pus at 'Southern. The rules against use of alcohol at functions 
held on college property or college-associated property are 
fine ... for the record. But has no one ever heard of #ie 
principle of selective enforcement? 

Sure, we know the faculty are not allowed to have any- 
thing stronger than coffee at any of their functions, either. 
We also know that many of them do drink elsewhere. So do 
some of us. As far as we are concerned they can start having 
a swig or two of cider at their goings-on. We are not selfish. 

Who do we hear most bemoaning the past days of the hip 
flask and the fruit-jar? Not the students. We den't remember 
those days. 

If the word should get around that the faculty member 
who is assigned to check up on a given student function will 
be in bed with bursitis of the toe-nail, this whole problem will 
take care of itself. We will rely on our efficient administrative 
representatives to square things with the Board of Trustees. 

In mid-November of 1953, Presi- 
dent Eisenhower spoke to the Ca- 
nadian parliament at Ottawa dur- 
ing a brief good will visit. This ad- 
dress revealed that he was keenly 
aware of the importance of mutual 
defense projects for the United 
States and Canada. 

W>?;jt are the factors that made 
Mr. Eisenhower realize the impor- 
tance of Canada? 

One of the most important fac- 
tors in Canada's geographic loca- 
tion is the relatively short distance 
between the Arctic Archipelago of 
Canada's Northwest Territories and 
the northernmost islands of the 
Soviet Union. There is little doubt 
that in the event of armed con- 
flict between the U. S. S. R. and 
the nations of the North Atlantic 
Treaty Organization the skies over 
this area will be filled with long- 
range bombers and guided mis 

It is the vital responsibility of 
Canada and the U. S. A. to cooper- 
ate in the establishment of a de- 
fense perimeter covering this fron- 
tier. Already, the U. S. has begun 
work on this project by construct- 
ing the gigantic air base, at Thule, 
Greenland, a Danish possession just 
adjacent to Devon and Ellesmere 
Islands, two northeastern islands 
of the Arctic Archipelago. 

As Germany could be the eastern 
buffer zone of Europe, Canada 
could become the northern buffer 
zone of the Western Hemisphere. 

Canada's natural resources make 
her of incalculable value to the 
West in terms of needed raw ma- 
terials. She is blessed with the 
Precambrian or Laurentian Shield, 
a 2,000,000 square mile horse-shoe 
of ancient rock encircling Hudson 
Bay and constituting more than half 
the total area of the Dominion. 
This area is rich in forests, min- 
erals and waterpower for hydro- 
electric development. Here are 
found much of the world's deposits 
of nickel, platinum, cobalt and 

Pitchblende, a source of radium 
and uranium, is found in the Great 

Bear Lake region of the Northwest 
Territories. In the far western 
province of British Columbia there 
are large deposits of lead, zinc, 
silver, gold and copper. 

Alberta, another western prov- 
ince, is\ extremely rich in oil and 
natural gas. In this same area there 
are also considerable deposits of 
soft coal. 

Canada is also important for the 
production of foodstuff" Her fish- 
ing industry draws greatly from the 
waters off Newfoundland and the 
Pacific fishing ground off British 
Columbia. Wheat growing has long 
been the most important aspect of 
Canadian agriculture. 

Despite the abundance of natural 
resources, Canada is handicapped 
in several ways. She has many in- 
ternal problems to solve. Among 
them is that of creating and main- 
taining efficient transportation be- 
tween her southern industrial area 
and the raw material supply to 
the north. Today most of the trans- 
portation between these areas is by 
air. There are only two rail lines 
from the Hudson Bay area. These 
are her only northern rail lines. 
One of the most important factors 
in alleviating this problem has been 
the construction of the Alaska High- 
way, which now connects British 
Columbia and Alberta with the 
minerals of the Yukon. 

A vital problem of Canada is 
the serious shortage of capital in- 
vestments at home. Canada still 
must be classified as a raw mate- 
rial producer. Today she still relies 
heavily upon the U. S. and other 
sources for much of her capital in- 

Population is another problem for 
Canadian prosperity. Much of Can- 
ada's labor force is located in the 
St. Lawrence and Great Lakes 
areas. This means that there is a 
shortage of needed labor force in 
the northern areas and in the west- 
ern provinces. Steps have been 
taken to alleviate this problem by 
encouraging immigration, -but the 
shortage still remains. 

Aside from the purely economic 

problems of transportation, capital, 
and labor force, there is a serious 
social problem. This is the cultural 
split, so important in Canadian his- 
tory, between the French-speaking 
Roman Catholics and the English- 
speaking population. The two forces 
represent not only religious and 
language differences, but widely 
separated political and social 
spheres. A brief note on this par- 
ticular Canadian social problem is 
that Canada's two great industrial 
provinces of Ontario and Quebec 
represent political and social prog- 
ress on one hand, and extreme 
conservatism on the other. 

Relations between the United 
States and Canada are perhaps the 
best in the world. Hundreds of 
miles of border remain virtually 
unguarded. Co-operation in trade, 
science, and defense have marked 
Canadian-American relations since 
the opening of the first Canadian 
legation at Washington in 1927. 

Among some of the people of the 
U. S., however, there are two ad- 
verse misconceptions that need 
clarification. The first of these is 
the attitude that Canada is but a 
semi-independent colony of Great 
Britain. Such is not the case; for 
Canada is a member of what is now 
termed the Commonwealth; not 
even the British Commonwealth. 
The British Commonwealth ceased 
to exist in 1947 with the founding 
of the Republic of India. 

By the British North American 
Act of 1867, Canada became vir- 
tually independent of Great Brit- 
ain in internal affairs. In 1926, Can- 
ada's automony was proposed by 
the famous Balfour Declaration. In 
1931 the Statute of Westminster 
made the terms of the Balfour Dec- 
laration a matter of law. Despite 
certain economic and military agree- 
ments, Canada is now completely 
independent of Britain. 

Another specimen of American 
myth in regard to Canada is the 
attitude that Canada, by her eco- 
nomic reliance upon the U. S. for 
finished products and a large por- 
( Continued on page 3) 


Student Prexy Writes 

Dear Editor: 

By far, the big majority of the 
critical articles (or columns) that 
appear in our paper are of a com- 
plaining nature. The roll of the 
critic is an important one, and it 
should be remembered that it is 
his duty to call attention to the 
virtues as well as the faults. When 
the critic fails to do this, he fails 
to tell the whol* truth. 

I personally believe that the vir- 
tues of this institution far out- 
weigh the faults. If this wasn't my 
belief, I would move on to more 
pleasant and beneficial surround- 

No doubt the majority of the 
students would agree. Why, then, 
don't we see more articles giving 
credit where credit is due? The 
college paper should continue to 
serve as a medium for airing gripes, 
but at the same time, I think it 
should call attention to the things 
about which we can be proud. 

Walter Greene 

Those Columns 

Dear Editor: 

As long as everybody seems to 
be getting in on the act, I think I 
will exercise my prerogative as a 
complaining student of Birming- 
ham-Southern College, and put my 
two cents worth in. 

I, for one, chose this college be- 
cause I thought it was one of the 
finest in the ^South. It seems I was 
mistaken in this. Every time I pick 
up a copy of the campus news- 
paper, I find another column or 
article knocking, griping, or com- 

plaining about something. Is there 
nothing good on this campus? 

What's wrong with the fact that 
the girls are allowed a lot more 
freedom in the dormitory than in 
most schools, including the Univer- 
sity of Alabama and Auburn? 
What's wrong with the fact that 
most of the professors on this cam- 
pus are the best in their field in 
this part of the country? I see noth- 
ing wrong with the modern up-to- 
date Science Building. The activi- 
ties in the social life up here are 
usually lots of fun and entertain- 
ing. Sorority and fraternity life add 
a lot of "extra-curricular activities." 

There are many other good 
things about this place, too numer- 
ous to mention, that never seem 
to come in for a pat on the back. 
Maybe I am just too naive to take 
the objective view and the intellec- 
tual attitude that seem to be neces- 
sary to get along in this world, but 
if that is the case, I shall probably 
be naive for the rest of my life. 
Mary Ann Berry 

Eye Regret 

Aprile 34, L954 
De<3 r Mil. Mfa rsh(fx>ll-*? 

EYe regret to inform U that your 
left eardrum, the third rib on your 
left side, the top part of your right 
arm or as it is commonly called 
the Bachilis Ossa, all of your gums 
and the lower, right incesor tooth, 
and the rear part of your occipial 
lobe must come out at once to pre- 
vent the spreading of the dessase, 
commonly called Hepo of the Tem- 
pofive. After a lengthy consultation 
with Dr. Eufemoralis Vitrolic 
Bishop of the famed Cat'ndog Hos- 

pital, Baltimore, Siberia, we have 
decided that this is the only possible 
way to save the remainder of your 
— H«« I r — or commonly called hair. 
I (commonly called EYe) suggest 
that you catch the quickest Dog- 
sled out of Sphincter, Alaska, and 
try to be at the Wholly Head Home 
for The Neardead as soon as pos- 
sible; at least no later than Dec. 
39, 1976. I would also suggest that 
U take along 2and 1/6 gallons of 
elderberry wine. 137 and 7/9 Car- 
ter's Little Liver pills, Hone) In- 
dian belly dancer, and at least 17 
cents in Russian Rubles, plus 34 
lbs. Of dingleberry pie. 

I (commonly called EYe) 
remain bacterilogically, 
J a m e r i c Warresatonic 
Blackwcllctti, M.D., B.V.D., 
O.D.D., V.D., RS.VP., UP, 

Dear Editor: 

I saw a news item a while back 
telling about a bunch of Canadian 
college students who held a big 
political demonstration and burned 
MacCarthy in effigy. 

What the ding-dong do we do in 
college in this country? Panty-raids 
that's what. 

Is life so dear or peace so sweet 
as to be purchased at the price of 
fatuous complacency? 

Are we afraid? No! Intimidated' 

We are dead-from-the neck-up! 
And that's for sure. 


Drivers: -Signal left when pulling 
away from the curb. 

Never leave a car parked at the 
curb by the left door. 

Friday March 12, 1954 



Tomorrow will find all the so- 
rority women present for the an- 
nual Career Conference, sponsored 
by Mortar Board. 

The Zeta's have elected new offi- 
cers for the coming year. They are: 
President, Ann Gravlee; Vice-presi- 
dent, Ellen Bryant; Secretary, Peg- 
gy Lloyd; Treasurer, Judy Akin; 
Historian, Mary Pylant; Guard, 
Sylvia Dickerson; and Rush Chair- 
man, Mary Jean Parscn. The chap- 
ter is proud of holding second place 
in basketball; also of Eleanor Ham- 
ilton who is Student Director for 
the Water Ballef 

The SAE's held their annual 
Founder's Day banquet on March 
9 in the Bamboo Room at Brit- 
ling's. All Birmingham alums were 
invited. Big plans are in progress 
for the houseparty to be held at 
Cheaha Park the first of next quar- 
ter. Brother Fred Johnson is pinned 
to Lorraine Hicks. 

These are the new Theta U offi- 
cers: President, Flora Simmons; 
Vice-President, Jo Taylor; Secre- 
tary, Allein Lurton; Treasurer, 
Jeanette Bryant; Chaplain, Freida 
Lehman; Editor, Beverly West; 
Alumnae Vice-president, Frances 
Pritchett. Flora Simmons is a 
newly - elected representative to 
Amazons. The chapter is planning 
a visit from the National President, 
Dee Foster Sims, who will conduct 
a rush conference. 

The Pikes are hoping to have a 
party in their new house on April 
1. The brothers are also planning 
a joint party with the Howard 
chapter, to be held very soon. 

The Pi Phi's are also expecting 
a visit from a national officer. Mrs. 
Benjamin Lewis, National Director 
of Pledging and Rushing, will be 
here April 4, 5, and 6. Initiation 
for Mary Stowers and Nancy Kelly 
will be held the latter part of 

The KA's surprised J. P. Tate last 
week-end with a supper party in 
his honor. Election of new officers 
will take place at the next frater- 
nity meeting. 

The Alpha Chi's are proud of their 
new ribbon pledge, Ruth Harkins. 

The new officers are: President, 
Winifred Harris; Vice-president, 
Elaine French; Secretary, Elaine 
Fairley; and treasurer, Mary Kelly. 

The AOPi's have recently in- 
stalled their new officers for the 
coming year. They are: Faye Hen- 
drix, President; Mildred Ann Ta- 
tum, Vice-president; Jeanne Waller, 
Corresponding Secretary; Mary 
Katherine Martin, Recording Sec- 
retary; Merry Lynn Hayes, Treas- 
urer; and Betty Ann Howell, Rush 

The seniors were given a barbe- 
que last Friday night. Everyone 
had a great time. Special thanks 
go to Merry Lynn Hayes, social 
chairman in charge of this party. 
The seniors honored were Marilyn 
Butler, Mary Jacq Snow, Marilyn 
Scofield, Ann Barr, and Suzanne 
Davis Maloney. Eight AOPi's will 
be swimmers in the Water Ballet. 
Another AOPi, Nancy Graves, will 
be pianist. Swimmers wjll be: Con- 
nie Conway, Faye Hendrix, Kit 
Martin, Ann Yates, Dottie Tyler, 
Mary Jacq Snow, Zachie Doughty, 
Marion Moss. 

KD officers for 1954-55 were in- 

stalled Monday afternoon. Peggy 
Massey now presides in the presi- 
dent's chair, succeeding Martha 
Mae Neely. The new slate includes 
Ann Kennemer, Vice-president; 
Donna Mokros, Secretary; Pat New- 
man, Assistant Secretary; Celeste 
Hayden, Treasurer; Elizabeth Cox, 
Assistant Treasurer; Mary Ann 
Randall, rush chairman; Sarah Jo 
Whitlock, assistant rush chairman; 
and Virginia Covington, Editor. 

The Lambda Chi's were guests at 
the weekly coffee hour in the KD 
room Monday night. 

Gamma Phi elected officers this 
week. They are as follows: Presi- 
dent, Shirley Palmiter; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Doris Shelton; Recording Sec- 
retary, Madge Brannon; Corres- 
ponding Secretary, Gertrude Hat- 
field; Treasurer, Brenda Weeks. 

The Delta Sigs entertained the 
AOPi's at a coffee hour at the house 
Monday evening. The Delta Sigs 
will entertain at a St. Patrick's 
Day party Saturday night. The 
brothers are planning the formal 
initiation of Louis Herzberg, John 
Hook, and Jacob Leigeber Sunday 



ODK Circle Performs 
Real Services Here 

By Charles Browdy 

The Cmicron Delta Kappa So- 
ciety was formed at Washington 
and Lee University on December 
3. 1914. The purpose of this forma- 
tionw as to bring the leaders among 
the men in the student body in 
closer contact with the leaders of 
the faculty as well as to recognize 
those Junior and Senior men out- 
standing in scholarship, athletics, 
social and religious affairs, publi- 
cations, and speech, music and dra- 
matic arts. 

Men tapped for membership in 
ODK must be in the upper 35 per 
cent of their class in scholarship 
and have performed outstanding 
service in one or more of the five 
main fields. Character is a prime 
requirement for membership. 

Since the circle at 'Southern was 
established on March 22, 1924, it 
has attempted to aid the school by 
taking part in various projects. 

The project of which the circle 
is most proud is the school direc- 
tory, which it publishes each year 
at no cost to the student body. 
There is considecably more work 
put into this project than the stu- 
dent who receives the directory 
realizes. The selling of ads, collect- 
ing and typing of all information, 
copy reading and distributing take 
up many hours of time especially 
when there is only a limited amount 
of help. However, seeing the direc- 
tory in its many uses is satisfaction 
enough for the labor involved. 

The circle this year is going to 
issue a supplementary copy of the 

I'm tickled as a sensitive bed- 
bug in a feather bed to see the 
music maker in the« bookstore. Let's 
push some tables aside, and cut 
some tile. 

Don't think I'm sick when I say 
there are a few things I like. How- 
ever, getting back to my usual acid 
personality, there are a few things 
which I still do not cherish. They 
pre: 1. — Faculty members referring 
to the activities of the choir as 
extra-curricular. Choir members 
agree that it is practically extra- 
curricular since one hour cerdit is 
given for a very large number of 
hours work. 2. — Faculty members 
interfering in student affairs. Stu- 
dent organizations, activities and 
.rends should be left up to the 
students, when legal print says so. 
Why don't some of the faculty 
members give student affairs to the 
students? Enough said for now. 


CANADA, from page 2 

tion of her capital investment, is 
virtually a semi-independent pos- 
session of the U. S. A. Throughout 
American history, proposals have 
been made, even on the floor of 
the U. S. Senate, to annex Canada^ 
The attitude of certain members of 
Congress in the recent Canadian 
spy hearings reflect a shocking dis- 
regard for Canadian sovereignty. 

If the above attitudes are allowed 
to thrive, much of the peaceful 
and cooperative efforts on the part 
of both nations could be over- 
shadowed by suspicion and a 
eral lack of understanding. 

As I 
See It 

Why Honor Coun 
Member Answers 

directory in the Spring Quarter 
giving data on those students who 
entered in the Winter and Spring. 
This supplement will be duplicated 
and can be slipped into the printed 

A new project now under way is 
procurement of directories for each 
building. These directorier are to 
show the professor's name, office 
number, and the department under 
which he teaches. 

Aside from this, ODK helps dur- 
ing student elections by manning 
the ballot boxes and is available 
for any help that the administra- 
tion may need. To the members of 
ODK, membership is both an honor 
and a chance to further serve their 
school. To those men who are fresh- 
men and sophomores, ODK is a 
goal to be attained. 

B.S.U. Elects 

Election of Baptist Student Union 
officers will be held March 16, 
1954, at 10:00 a.m. in College Chapel! 
All Baptist students on the Hilltop 
are requested to be present for this 
mportant event. 

By Bob Gray 

Why is there an Honor Council 
and what good does such an or- 
ganization accomplish — if any at 
all? This small group of students 
and faculty members has gained 
quite a bit of popularity during the 
past year. Even though I am a 
member of this group, I can't say 
that I can answer these questions 
with any real authority, but I am 
willing to air a few of my own 
personal opinions. 

The Honor Council, as I see it, is 
an example of a democratic ideal 
put into action. Naturally, there 
are shortcomings, but still, there 
is a real attempt being made to 
crystallize this ideal. 

The basic idea behind the whole 
setup is to give the students them- 
selves a share in the job of not 
only sponsoring, but also enforcing 
the principle of honest and fair 
•lay in their college work. We stu- 

dents, working with the faculty, 
make the rules, enforce them, and 
decide what to do in case of an 

The Honor Council is not a po- 
lice organization. Under the Honor 
Code, each student has a respon- 
sibility in upholding and enforcing 
these rules of fair play. The Honor 
Council is merely the nucleus — the 
members of the student body se- 
lected by members of the student 
body — with the job of representing 
the students in the direct enforce- 
ment of the Honor Code. 

What the Honor Council needs 
most of all to make it the effective 
organization it should be is more 
interest from the student body as a 
whole. The system has its faults, 
and only through constructive criti- 
cism and full cooperation can the 
Honor Council become the effective, 
democratic organization that it 
should be. 

By Parsie 

Last week, the HTN Editor wrote 
an entreaty to the senior class to 
buy an appropriate gift for the 

Let me make not only an en- 
treaty, but a suggestion. 

To anyone who has ever been in 
Munger Auditorium, this idea is 
unnecessary. The curtain on Mun- 
ger's stage is a disgrace to any 
self-respecting college. 

When it doesn't jump the track 
and stop with a sickening lurch, it 
sags with a drunken list, reveal- 
ing moth holes the size of picture 

The high school students who 
come to take the Phi Beta Kappa 
exams get their first impression 
of 'Southern from that curtain. Any 
visiting speakers and lecturers we 
have here get an owl's eye view 
of our depreciation from that cur- 
tain. The oratorical contestants see 
it and are shocked. Not to mention 
any audience sitting in Munger Au- 
ditorioum at any time, seeing the 


Last week-end was the last straw. 
"Simple Simon" was given in Mun- 
ger, and the darn thing wouldn't 
close! Two boys had to walk it 
open and shut every act of every 

If this isn't enough hinting to the 
Seniors gift committee, I give up. 
Mr. Hubert Mitchell of Hartsell, 
Ala. offered to give the 

Those Beards 
Gone byMon. 

The members of Lambda Chi Al- 
pha fraternity and their dates will 
'live it up" tomorrow night at the 
fraternity house when they cele- 
brate their big Bowery Party. The 
boys have been preparing for the 
blowout for a couple of weeks. 
Among their activities in regard to 
the party has been their effort at 
raising various forms of beards, 
ranging from Walter Greene's mus- 
tache to Jim Blackwell's and John 
Constantine's bizarre goatees to 
John Pearce's full beard. A dress- 
up affair, Bowery Style, the mem- 
bers and dates will appear in all 
manner of outlandish Skid Row to 
Park Avenue attires. Ever party- 
ing, the Lambda Chis have ex- 
pressed the hope that this affair 
will be one of that social organi- 
zation's most successful. 

The members are throwing a 
"decoration party" . tonight to get 
the house in readiness. A full- 
fledged bar, compliments of the 
Coca-Cola Company, is but one of 
the many "gimmick" features to be 
enjoyed by the guests tomorrow 
night. . 

curtain at cost, about four years 
ago because it was in such pitiful 
shape. I think it's about timp to 
up on it. 

Profs And Families 
To Party Tuesday 

Southern faculty members and 
their families will attend a party 
at the gymnasium next Tuesday 

The Physical Education Depart- 
nent, unofficial hosts for the party, 
recently sent questionnaires to fac- 
ulty members to learn what kinds 
of entertainment they would pre- 

Results received on the question 
forms so far indicate the faculty 
partygoers may swim, play volley- 
ball, and ping-pong. They may also 
play bridge and badminton. 

The faculty tries to have at least 
one family party each quarter. 

Skish Club News 

The Skish Club met yesterday in 
room 107 of the gym. New officers 
were elected and plans for a fish- 
ing trip were made. If you are 
interested in fishing, you are in- 

Preachers Plan 
Spring Fete 

A spring banquet will be the 
next big social event on the Preach- 
er's calendar. All members of the 
association and ministers of the 
Birmingham and Bessemer districts 
who are former students of Bir- 
mingham-Southern will attend. 
George West is program chairman 
for the banquet which will be held 
at McCoy Methodist Church. 

Every week the Association sends 
speakers to conduct devotional 
services at the Veterans' Hospital 
and the Goodwill Industries. This 
field of work provides ministerial 
students with an opportunity to 
meet practical situations where ex- 
perience is not a prerequisite. 

Meetings of the Ministerial Asso- 
ciation are held every first and 
third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the 
Greensboro Room. Informative and 
interesting programs are presented. 
All ministerial students are invited 
to attend. 

ELECTION, from page 1 

President Stuart, Dean Shanks, 
Athletic Director Battle, Student 
Body President Walter Greene, 
Vice-President Bill Porter, Wom- 
en's Chairman Marilyn Brittain, 
Charles Browdy of ODK, Ann Bates 
of Mortar Board, and Mrs. Vir- 
ginia Hamilton, Public Relations 

KDE Elects 
New Officers 

Newly-elected officers of Kappa 
Delta Epsilon, national honorary 
education sorority are: President, 
Betty Hamby; Vice-President, Ellen 
Peak; Recording Secretary, Miss 
Elizabeth Davis; Corresponding Sec- 
etary. Betty Jane Stone; Treas- 
urer, Eleanor Hamilton. 

Miss Evelyn Wiley was re-elected 
sponsor of KDE. 

A dinner meeting in the Greens- 
boro Room last Tuesday night was 
held with the members of Kappa 
Phi Kappa, national honorary edu- 
cation fraternity. 

The after-dinner speaker was 
Mrs. Bess S. Lambert, instructor 
at the Crippled Children's Clinic. 

Toreadors Plan 

The Toredor Club plans to hold 
elections of officers for next year 
at the meeting Tuesday, March 16. 
All members are urged to attend 
this important meeting. 

Plans are also being made for 
the annual barbeque to be held 
in April. 

The Toredors extend congratula- 
tions to their new member, Dan 


Prehistoric Alabama Indians 

Were Flatheads On Purpose 

by John 

One of Alabama's points of in- 
terest is Mound State Monument, 
located fifteen miles south of Tus- 
caloosa, just outside the village of 
Moundville. There the state has set 
aside an area containing forty great 
mounds built by Indians long ago 
and has constructed an air-condi- 


tioned museum to 
found there. 

The first thing to meet the eye 
of the visitor upon entering the 
well-kept grounds is the large num- 
ber of earthen mounds, some almost 
60 feet high. Unlike some Indian 
settlements, these were not burial 
grounds but rather the bases for 





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temples and other public buildings, 
wooden structures that have long 
ago rotted away. Nevertheless, 
these mounds contain many arti- 
facts buried when the buildings 
decayed. The first scientific excava- 
tions began in 1905 and still go on, 
with fresh work to start in the 

The museum itself is built around 
two burial pits. Thus, the 57 skel- 
etons on display are exactly as they 
were when uncovered. Ironically, 
the pieces of pottery found buried 
with them have outlasted the bones 
in many cases. In addition, numer- 


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ous tools, clay pipes, jars, and 
skulls found at Moundville are on 
display. They reveal that the pre- 
historic inhabitants had a high ue- 
gree of artistic ability, but indulged 
in curious practices, such as ine 
flattening of the heads of babies 

In an effort to restore the area 
to something of what it was when 
the Indians lived there, four small 
artificial lakes have been re- 
created. In olden times these ponds 
were used by the mound builders 
as water reservoirs, catching and 
holding rainwater. 

Scientists figure that this Indian 
city thrived from about 1200 to 
1400, as it wa. completely aban- 
doned before the coming of the 
white man. Its inhabitants were not 
the nomadic warriors of the west 
but settled farmers of a compara- 

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Friday March 12, 1954 


A Dog, A Piece Of 
Bone— And You 

By Barry Shnook 

Six pretty Birmingham-Southern 
co-eds can laugh and play again 
this morning. Their little pink-and- 
yellow puppy, Gladstone Galswor- 
thy von O'Hoolihan-Dalrymple III, 
(of uncertain ancestry) is back. 

Somebody swiped the little fel- 
low last Friday night. The theft 
took place while the owners, all 
residents of Swansong women's 
dormitory, were engaged in a 
friendly game of strip poker with 
boy friends in the laundry room 
of nearby Hsmebrwrs S*al), a sani- 
tarium operation by Alcoholics 

The girls, Verry Smallfry, Juice 
Spreadly, Barbarous Yolks, Merry 
Loosely Showers, Murderous Fan 
Splee:. and Baggy Lewd Messy, 
left their puppy outside the build- 
ing to guard their pogo-sticks. Pogo- 
sticks are not permitted in Home- 
brews Stall after midnight, as the 
tapping noise tends to keep the 
cockroaches awake. 

When the unsuspecting co-eds 
came out, Gladstone Galsworthy 
von O'Hoolihan Dalrymple III was 
nowhere in sight. 

The yard in front of Homebrews 
Stall was littered with two pink- 
and-yellow dog hairs and a mangled 
flea, mute evidence of the terrific 
struggle which had taken place. 

The distressed girls appealed to 
the Swilislop N>ws to help them 
recover their lost pet. 

In keeping with its public service 
policy the News printed twenty- 
page features about the dog-theft 
on six successive days. This morn- 
ing the stories paid off. 

Miss Rouletta Bones, chimney- 
sweep at Swansong Hall, appeared 
at Police Headquarters and tear- 
fully confessed. She admitted dog- 
napping Gladstone Galsworthy von 
(See Shaggy Bog, page 6) 

^^l^^ ^^^^^ S 

Grace Library 

Maria Flores has written "The 
Woman With the Whip." This is the 
first objective biography of the 
glamorous and dangerous woman 
who controlled the Argentine. This 
book is quite different from the 
fact-hiding autobiography by Eva 
Peron which was required reading 
for all Argentine school children. 

Margit Varro has written several 
articles fqr the Musical Quarterly 
and Etude. Much of the effect of 
music is owing to the association 
ideas. This has impressed her so 
much as to write Designs to Music. 
This book of abstract drawings will 
probably interest the students of 
modern art as well as the serious 
music student. 

Pusinell: 1954 Income Tax Guide. 
An easy way to prepare your '53 
income tax, professors! Gives sim- 
ple facts on deductions, savings to 
which you are entitled, how to ob- 
tain income tax refunds if over- 
paid with holding tax. Tables are 
listed for the self employed, and 
all '54 reduced income tax rates 
are fully included 

When driving in Birmingham, 
your lights must be turned on be- 
tween half an hour after sunset 
and half an hour before sunrise, or 
at any other time when you cannot 
see a person clearly 500 feet ahead. 

Get the 



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Meet Me at The Grid 

Friday March 12,1954 


Widely Known Dartmouth 
Glee Club To Visit 'Southern 

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Critic Finds Winter 
Play Delightful Fare 

By Vernon Russell 

A small but appreciative audience 
w^s on hand ot sec Aurand Harris' 
fanciful fable "Simple Simon" in 
Munger Auditorium last Friday 

The blame for the paucity of 
viewers lies, it seems to me, not in 
any defect in the production, but 
in the fact that a play such as 
"Simple Simon," which is strictly 
children's fare, has so limited an 
appeal to a college crowd. 

Under the brilliant direction of 
Mrs. Robert Schwartz, assisted by 
student director Gerry Palfrey, the 
play was brought off most ex- 

The cast was well chosen. Earl 
Gossett as Simple Simon played the 
part of a freedom-loving stranger 
who chanced into a town governed 
by a mast tyrannical Queen. His 
love of freedom and his rebellious 
efforts in pursuit of that ideal 
land him in jail. In the course of 
the play he is given a stay of execu- 
tion and succeeds most mythically 
in reforming the queen. Gossett did 
a competent job of acting, although 
he occasionally underplayed some 
amusing lines needlessly. 

Mary Jean Parson as the Queen 
was effective. Consistently the 
queen — she maintained an even 
hauteur through all scenes, includ- 

The famed Dartmouth College 
Glee Club will sing in Munger 
Auditorium on the evening of 
March 29, the Music Department 
announced this week. 

The Club is a professional or- 
ganization which has appeared in 
metropolitan centers throughout the 
United States. Some of the organi- 
zation's most successful concerts 
have been in Chicago, Cleveland, 

Minneapolis, Detroit, New York 
City, and Boston. In Boston the 
group has sung many times with the 
Boston Pops Orchestra under the 
direction of Arthur Fiedler. 

In Birmingham the Glee Club 
plans to present a program of col- 
lege songs, classical and religious 

The club's visit to Southern will 
be part of a Spring tour through the 

southland during which they will 
present 22 concerts in 22 days. 

Founded in 1869, the Glee Club is 
under the direction of Professor 
Paul R. Zeller. Fifty of the or- 
ganization's 75 singers will per- 
form in the concert at Southern, 
according to a press release receiv- 
ed from Dartmouth College News 


<=Homa eJlove d^Adi 

Dear Lorna: 

I am a senior in high school, and 
I have a serious problem. I am 
very attractive and intelligent, and 
have a wonderful personality. Con- 
sequently, I am too popular. Every 
time classes change, I can scarcely 
walk down the hall because so 
many boys are crowded around 
me. They follow me 'home every 
afternoon and call me up all dur- 
ing the night. Sometimes they fight 
over me at school. It is very embar- 
rassing. What can I do to relieve 
this annoying situation? 

I am— 
Dear Miserable: 

Yours is indeed a perplexing 
Problem, but it can, I think, he 
easily overcome. Wear clothes 

which hang on you, and do not 
comb your hair. Think of depress- 
ing subjects. (This will produce 
wrinkles, and will also serve to 
make you irritable.) Most of all, 
however, be yourself, and I'm sure 
you will no longer be so popular, 
and you will find happiness again. 

Dear Lorna: 

I have tried for weeks to solve 
my prohlpm alone, but nothing 
works— Please help me! My hus- 
band is becoming more and more 
of a burden. He thinks he is dif- 
ferent things. Like a week or so 
ago he imagined himself a postage 
stamp and went around for days 
trying to attach himself to enve- 
lopes. Then yesterday was the final 
blow. He thought he was a piece 

ing the transition scene. 

Real burlesque comedy walked 
onto the stage each time Frank 
Marshall made an entrance as the 
henpecked King. 

I'm sure author Harris would 
have enjoyed Marshall's per- 
formance. This characterization 
emerged as the highlight of the 

Shirley Ezell as the Princess did 
a fine job depicting the spoiled 
daughter of the royal couple. Jim 
Blackwell, the Herald, did his usual 
good work. Gene Bishop as the 
attendant again made the most of 
a small role. Virginia Covifgton 
was excellent as the bemused 


Rusty, whom everyone knows is terribly lonesome since 
"Uncle Sugar" took his master, Charles Copeland, eut of town, 
is shown above being consoled by famous beauty, campus dog 
lover Myrtice Ann Greene. Rusty, a school mascot if there 
ever was one, has attended many 'Southern classes, choir 
concerts. Board meetings, and graduation exercises. A bit slow 
on the uptake, Rusty plans to receive his Bachelor's by June, 
76. Rusty says: "That's the spirit." (We told you he was 


James Gillespy as the Fieman 
fared forth in good style in his 
College Theater debut. Peter Hal- 

ley, a well-known "Southern The- 
ater figure, did full justice to his 
considerable acting experience in 
(See Winter Play, page 6) 

of linoleum and lay on the floor 
for hours. We could not get him 
up. My bridge club had to step 
on him to get into the house. Need- 
less to say, I and the children are 
concerned about him. Can you sug- 
gest anything? 

Dear Bewildered: 

There is only one remedy for 
your particular situation. You must 
humor your husband. When he 
thinks he is a stamp, aid him in 
his search for a big envelope. 

When he is linoleum-minded, sweep 
him, or even wax him. Once his 
little desires are satisfied, he will 
be happy, and will readjust him- 
self to a normal life. 


Dear Lorna: 

I wonder, could you tell me if 
it would be proper 'to show home 
movies at a wedding reception? 
We cannot think of anything else 
that everyone would enjoy. 

Dear Uncertain: 

I see no reason why home movies 
could not be shown at a wedding 
reception, especially if they are in 
color. The bride and groom will 
surely enjoy looking at them while 
they are resting up before leaving. 
Go ahead and show the movies with 


"Miss Love regrets that she can- 
not answer letters personally. If 
you have a problem, address your 
letter to Lorrm Love at the Hilltop 


Friday, March 12, 1954 

Pi Phis Lead Tournament 

By Harriett Higdon 

The basketballs have been put 
away till another season and at 
this time we usually take a back- 
ward glance. 

Earlier in the season we pre- 
dicted the three teams to watch 
would be the Pi Phi's, A. O. Pi's, 
and the K. D.'s. The teams finished 
in just about that order. The Zeta's 

were a surprise. Led by Hamilton 
Hasiam and Gravlee and aided by 
freshmen Hurt, Long, and Dicker- 
son, ZTA tied KD for third place. 

Harpole, fresnman Pi Phi, walked 
away with individual scoring hon- 
ors. She racked up 167 points in 
seven for 24 point average a game. 
Hamilton, ZTA forward, scored 122 
points in six games for an average 

of 20 points a game. 

Hayes, an A. O. Pi forward, 
scored 130 points in seven games 
for a 19 point average. 

Butler, -A. O. Pi captain and 
Balch, Theta U captain averaged 
13 points a game. 

In team standing the Pi Phi^team 
had the best offensive team scoring 
233 points for the six games of 
regular season play. Their oppo- 
nents scored 135 points. 

The A. O. Pi's took defensive 
honors, holding their opponents to 
98 points and scoring 200 points. 

Special Alum Dispatch 

The Zeta's were second in high 
scoring with 205 points and the 
Independents third with 159 points. 

Jane Harpole was the winner of 
the free throw tournament getting 
41 for 50 trys. 

Still in the Ping Pong Tourna- 
ment are Waites, Spradley, Conway, 
Doughty, Butler, Hamilton, Guy, 
Cecil, Hasiam. 

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Birmingham • Southern graduates 
of 1951, 1952, and 1953 are embark- 
ing upon varied careers, a HTN 
sampling recently revealed. 

Mr. Sylvester Bissett, a '53 grad, 
is the new public relations director 
of the local Community Chest. 

Before Jane Pepperd, *52, became 
the assistant to the promotion man- 
ager at WAPI, she was a reporter 
in the woman's department at the 
Birmingham Post-Herald. Mary Neel 
Williams, class of '53, has taken 
Jane's place at the Post-Herald. 

Ann Speer, '52, who received her 
M.A. in speech correction at Ohio 
State University last December, is 
now a therapist at the Speech and 
Hearing Clinic in Youngstown, 
Ohio. Jo Ann Little, '53, will also 
receive her M.A. in speech correc- 
tion at Ohio State this summer. 
Ted Nordman, '53, is working on 
his M.A in dramatic arts at the 
same institution. 

Alumni who are enrolled in the 
Southern Baptist Theological Sem- 
inary at Louisville, Kentucky, in- 
clude John Lamar Norman, '51, and 
Edwin Stuart Jennings, *52. 

Margaret Ann Brown, '53, is 
teaching at Central Park Grammar 
School. Another elementary teacher 
from the class of '53 is Bob Storrs. 
His school is Inglenook. 

Patsy Allen, '92, is now Mrs. 
Ranee Hardy, Jr. Her home is in 
Grand Forks, North Dakota. 

Copyngh, 1954. Uocm & Mvw, Toncco Co 

the role of the Executioner. His 
phantom costume, it might be 
added, was most effective. 

A very enchanting touch was 
added to the production when 
Gerry Palfery as the Nightshirt, 
Charlotte Ann Lane as the Long 
Underwear, and Catherine Clark as 
the Dress danced and sang around 
Simple Simon in a clever dream- 
ballet sequence. 

Other performers were: the 
Court Ladies — Virginia Bernhardt, 
Susan O'Steen, Emily Hunter, and 
Barbara Allen; and the Townspeo- 
ple — Jeanne Waller, Mildred Ann 
Tatum, Delynn Armstrong, David 
Adams, and Roger Clayton. 

The potentialities of the set 
passed virtually unnoticed. The set 
used is short on design, color, and 
imagination. A play for children, 
taking place in a world of make 
believe, requires a fantasy setting — 
one that is challenging to the chil- 
dren's imaginations. 

The costumes by Mrs. Sam Burr, 
Frances White, and Mrs. Boron 
were amusing as well as decora- 
tive. Bob Patrick handled the en- 
tertaining music. Sound was worked 
by Mildred Ann Tatum and Elmer 
O'Brien. James Campbell did a 
splendid job with the lights. The 
excellent makeup effects were cre- 
ated by Mildred Ann Tatum, Gin- 
ger McVea, and Julia Bruce. 

Rebecca Jennings was, from all 
appearances, an excellent technical 
supervisor. Mary Jean Parson 
doubled as student technical direc- 
tor, and Bill Gandy served as stage 

SHAGGY DOG, from page 3 

O'Hoohhan-Dalrymple HI and hold- 
ing him prisoner all week in a 
secret compartment under the pri- 
vate dice table she runs at her es- 
tablishment in Nightmare Alley on 
the South Side. 

Asked why she did it, Miss Bones 
sobbed, "Because he isn't a dog at 
all, that's why. He's Anyface, crimi- 
nal master of disguise." 

But Gladstone Galsworthy von 
O'Hoolihan-Dalrymple ni will al- 
ways be just plain Gladstone Gals- 
worthy von O'Hollihan-Dalrymple 
III to his six pretty mistresses. 
They are glad to have him back at 

Miss Bones was held without ball 
at the City Pound after fingerprints 
revealed she is really Thyroid 
Mary, a notorious highwaywoman 
of the Seventeenth Ceniury. 


vyt kt,-. on ~ — : — : « — • , 

Volume XXI, No. 20 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

March 26, 1954 

76 Scholars 
Make Winter 
"Dean's List" 

All A's were made by 24 students 
during the Winter Quarter, accord- 
ing to the recently released Dean's 
List. The list also showed 52 Hill- 
toppers made averages of 3.4 or 
above on at least 15 hours work 
during the quater. 

Making all A's in the upper divi- 
sion were: Helen Joanne Alvarez, 
Ann Louise Bates, John Shaw 
Camp, J- Paul Franke, Earl Fowler 
Gosset, Jr., Donald C. Harrison, 
Gertrude Ann Hatfield, Betty Lee 
Krueger, Ginger McVea, Thomas 
Warren Ogletree, Myrtle E. Veazey, 
Herman Rudolph Wesson, Franc 
White, and Jere Lee Williams. 

Students in the lower division 
who made straight A's were: 
Frances Copeland, Shirley Eran 
Ezell, John Lloyd Hook, Margaret 
Hughen, Alleine H. Lurton, Peggy 
Lu Massey, Mary Jean Parson, 
Joyce Kirk Spradely, Tommie H 
Reynolds, and Bobby Jo Weaver. 

The following students made 
averages of at least 3.4 on all work 
(15 hours or more) during the Win- 
ter Quarter. 

In the upper division: Charles A. 
Brock, Charles A Browdy, Robert 
T. Cargo, William T. Drennen, El- 
lyn F. Etchison, Betty Ann Godfrey, 
Myrtice Ann Greene, Doris L. 
Haralson, Jeanne Battle Owen, 
Geraldine Palfery, William O. Por- 
ter, Flora Simmons, Ruth L. Smith, 
and Sarah Jo Whitlock. 

In the lower division: Barry An- 
derson, Richard D. Anderson, 
Ernest Billig, Milton Pierre Bums, 
Benjamin Chastain, Howard B. 
Clark, Virgil T. Cooley, Virginia 

C. Covington, Carolyn Ann Cox, 
William R. Erwin, Evelyn M. Fenn, 
Henry W. Graben, John C. Graben, 
John C. Grabowski, Sandra B. 
Gutridge, Betty Jean Hamby, Sue 
Frances Hardy, Celeste B. Hayden, 
Carole E. Hubbard, Jerome G. Ip- 
polito, Joseph E. Johnson, Richard 

D. McCulloch, Charles W. McLead, 
Henry Preston Miller, Donald I* 
Morris, Royce W. Murray, Anne 
Elizabeth Oliver, Su-an C. O'Steen, 
F-llpn F. Peak, John H. Satterfield, 
Doris Shelton, Joann Sherer, Orin 
G. Smith, Thomas Earl Stevens, 
Jack F. Tate, Benny Ray Tucker, 
Betty Jean Turner, James C Up- 
church, and Avlona Yarborough. 

Dartmouth Glee Club To Appear Monday 

'Southern Choir 
Brings Concert 
By Male Singers 

Birmingham - Southern students 
with a liking for first-rate choral 
music will get a real break Mon- 
day night when for fifty cents they 
can see and hear the famed Dart- 
mouth College Glee Club on the 
stage of Munger Auditorium. 

The Dartmouth male singing 
group is including a concert here 
during a nationwide tour. While 
on tour they will be singing 19 
concerts in 22 days. 

Professor Paul R, Zeller, director, 
has announced a program of wide 
appeal for the tour concerts. 

"Saluation to the Dawn" by Har 
vey Enders will open the program, 
followed by Jean Sebelius" "Song 
Now Stilled," Kodaly's "Soldier's 
Song," .Creston's "Here Is Thy 
Football," and the Coronation Scene 
from Mousorgsky's "Boris Goud 

HERE MARCH 29— The "Injunaires" octet, which will be featured during a concert by the Dartmouth 
Glee Club in Munger Auditorium next Monday evening at 8:30. See story for program of the con- 

Glee Club at "Southern is being 
sponsored by the Department of 
Music, of which Professor of Music 
Raymond Anderson is Director. 

The concert will begin at 8:30 pjn. 
Monday evening. Reduced admis- 
sion rates are for students only. 
Regular admission is $1.25. 

Robert Scheuer, baritone, will be 
featured soloist with Neil Levenson 
at the piano. 

The second group of songs will 
include Kubik's Oliver de Lancely," 
Murray's "Madame Jtannette," ar- 
rangements of "A Ballynure Bal- 
lad," and "Down in the Valley," 

and "One Girl," with Jack Reed as 

Songs by the "Injunaires" octet 
will feature "This OF Hammer," 
"Jerry," and "Lord, This Timber 
Gotta Roll," with Tom Skoonmark- 
er, baritone soloist 

This appearance of the Dartmouth 

May 1-Deadline 
To Enter Senior 
Library Contest 

The Library and the Cellar Book 
Store and Coffee Shoppe are spon- 
soring a contest for seniors design- 
ed to encourage students' interest 
in reading and in acquiring the 
nucleus of a personal library while 
attending College. 

All interested seniors are invited 
to submit, between now and the 
deadline, May 1, 1954, a list of all 
their books obtained while study- 
ing at Birmingham-Southern Col- 
lege. The title of each book should 
be briefly annotated, showing what 
the reading of it has meant to the 
student in terms of broadening his 
viewpoint and personal philosophy. 

Entries will be judged by Pro- 
fessor Cecil E. Abernethy and Mrs. 
Hughes of the Library, together 
with two other members of the fac- 
ulty. The student submitting the 
winning entry will receive an 
award of $25.00 in books of his own 
choosing which may be purchased 
through the Cellar. 

(See Contest, page 2) 

Hilltop Net 
First Time In 

Birmingham-Southern will again 
field a tennis team this spring after 
a two-year layoff. Coach Burch said 
this week he hopes to build the 
team back up to the power combi- 
nation which captured the Alabama 
championship for 'Southern in 1951. 

Netmen for this year's squad will 
include Jim Atkins, Phil Timber- 
lake, Don Gage, Bill Drennen, Joe 
Legg, and Bill Hauer. Coach Burch 
said he expects several additional 
players to come out for the team in 
the near future. 

Burch said the 'Southern tennis 
team will play ten matches through- 
out April and May. Five of the 
matches will be played at home. 
Home matches will start at 1 p.m. 

The entire tennis schedule fol- 
lows: . 

On April 1 the 'Southern netmen 
will meet Union University here. 
The following Thursday, April 7, 
they will take on Marion Institute, 
also a home match. The team will 
journey to Jackson, Tennessee, 
April 16, for a second encounter 



The Interfraternity Council feels that it should make a 
reply to the article which appeared in the March 12 edition 
of The Hilltop News. 8 

Our council the governing body for fraternity affairs on 
the Birmingham-Southern campus, has voted unanimously in 
disapproval of the opinions expressed in the editorial entitled 
"Let's Give a Little." 

The council strongly affirms its support of the policy of 
the administration prohibiting the serving of alcoholic bever- 
ages by any campus organization and advocates the continued 
enforcement of this policy. 

We believe this is in accord with the traditions of this 
college and with the desires of the great majority of our stu- 
dent body. We believe that any relaxation of this policy would 
be detrimental to our fraternity aims of wholesome social 
life and fellowship. 

Through this statement, we wish to make it clear to the 
faculty and student body that the opinion expressed in this 
editorial is contrary to the unanimous attitude of the Interfra- 
ternity Council. 

Bob Morgan 

A.E.A. Visitors 
Guests At Fete 

Some 200 Alabama teachers who 
fomerly attended Birmingham- 
Southern were guests of the Col- 
lege yesterday for luncheon in the 
Student Activities Building. Guest 
of Honor was Dr. Guy E. Enavely, 
former President of the College, 
and retired Executive Secretary of 
the American Association of Uni- 
versities and Colleges. 

Dr. John M. Malone, head of 
the Education Department, and 
President George R. Stuart served 
as hosts. 

The teachers were in town for 
the convention of the Alabama Edu- 
cation Association. 

A special table was laid for the 
members of Kappa Delta Epsilon 
women's education society. Mem- 
bers of the men's education fra- 
ternity, Kappa Phi Kappa, served 
as ushers for the event. There were 
no speakers scheduled. 

Music was supplied by the Bir- 
(See A.E.A., page 2) 

Two Years 

with Union University. They will 
move on to Nashville AprU 17 for a 
tilt with the racket-men of David 
Lipscomb College. 

On April 24 the Hilltop team will 
meet Sewanee at Sewanee, Ten- 
nessee. Then on April 30 they will 
play a May Day match with the 
Sewanee team here at home. An- 
other home match will follow on 
May 6 when the 'Southern team 
meats Howard here. 

•Southern will again meet Marion 
Institute, this time at Marion Ala. 
on May 8. On May 13 they will play 
the Howard team on Howards 
courts. 'Southern will wind up the 
schedule with a home match against 
David Lipscomb College here on 
May 22. 

Long among top-ranking teams in 
the South, the 'Southern squad was 
perhaps the best collegiate tennis 
group in the region in 1950 when 
they dropped only one match, and 
that by a narrow margin, during 
the entire season. 

Library Has 
Tops in New 

Two current Book-of-the-Month 
Club nonfiction selections are now 
available in the Library. 

"Not Poe or a Conan Doyle could 
have imagined a more breathtaking 
tale" than The Man Who Never 

This book reveals for the first 
time the truly incredible hoax 
played by British intelligence of- 
ficers shortly before D-Day. The 
hoax "utterly fooled Hitler and his 
High Command, undoubtedly short- 
ened the war by many months, and 
saved countless lives." 

This astonishing volume by Ewen 
Montague has been well received 
by both critics and the reading 
public. John P. Marquand wrote 
of it: 'This book is unique, in that 
no one who reads it will ever read 
another like it, but it also has a 
mixture of qualities that are hard 
to forget, and among them are 
chills, humor, and strangely enough, 
a dash of pathos; for in the end 
The Man Who Never Was is a vivid- 
ly human story of what goes on be- 
hind the suave facades of staff 

The other Book-of-the-Month se- 



Student Writes Impressions of 
Visiting Prof W. P. (Buzzer) Hall 


Last week, Dr. Walter Phelps Hall bade farewell to the 
campus of Birmingham-Southern. During his stay here I had 
occasion for many lengthy and interesting conversations with 
the former Princeton professor. Unreservedly I will say that 
he is one of the most fascinating personalities I have had the 
pleasure to know. 

Primarily his field is in English 
history, but as he often remarked 
to me, his first love is English lit- 
erature. Although much of our con- 
versations dealt with this field, he 
frequently embarked upon some 
very informative and entertaining 
discussions of politics, history, the 
theatre and music. 

Most of all, I enjoyed his re- 
miniscing on %is personal experi- 
ences. He told me of his adven- 
tures in Europe while a sophomore 
in College, and of how he worked 
his way over on a cattleboat to get 
there. He told of his journey on 
foot through the Great Smokies of 
the Carolinas and described the 
fishing and hunting expeditions that 
he and Bishop C. C. J. Carpenter 
made in the North Woods of Can- 

He spoke of some of the great 
people he had seen and of some 
with whom he had conversed; 
among them were Teddy Roosevelt. 
Others he recalled seeing were 
Woodrow Wilson, Jack London, and 

Sarah Bernhardt. 

Dr. Hall is a genial man with a 
wonderful sense of humor and a 
striking intellectual appetite. Never 
did he give the impression in talk- 
ing to me that he was talking down 
to a student level. Although con- 
siderably older than his students, 
he gave me the impression he had 
no difficulty in understanding their 
problems, or in sympathizing with 
their endeavors. He is the sort of 
man that I feel I could be around 
for a lifetime without losing any 
degree of interest in his conversa- 
tions. That is why I say that it is 
with a touch of sadness that I have 
seen him depart from 'Southern. In 
the short time that he was here, 
he gained many admirers among 
those students who were fortunate 
enough to have his courses and 
among many of us who were not so 
fortunate. For my part, I hope that 
we will see again the now-familiar 
figure with the cravate and the tarn 
walking on our campus very soon. 


Friday, March 26, 1954 


EDITOR — John Constantine 
BUSINESS MANAGER— Gerry 1 aifery 

Peggy Noah, Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 





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Associated Orfteeiate Press 


New Students 

The Hilltop News is happy to extend an ink-smudged hand 
of welcome to the troop of new college students entering Bir- 
mingham-Southern this quarter. We are mighty happy to 
have you aboard the Hilltop to fill the ranks vacated by seniors 
who have finished their college work during the year. 

Most of you will probably find a rush of activity here your 
first few weeks, with sundry groups and organizations com- 
peting for your membership. Classwork will probably be no 
snap, either. 

But if there arc among you any who seek after the laurals 
of Journalistic success, any ex-high school editors, photog- 
raphers, or just plain reporters, the Hilltop News will be proud 
to afford you a place on our staff. Later you may find yourself 
running for an editorial spot on this best of all possible news- 
papers. Come around and see us anyway. 

The Hilltop News office is located on the second floor of 
the gymnasium. 

Students interested in contributing to their college news- 
paper are invited to attend the next regular staff meeting, 
which will be at six o'clock the evening of Thursday, April 1, 
in the small conference room, second floor of the Library. 

Dr. Nels Ferre, 
VanderbUt Prof, Is 
R.E.Week Speaker 

Religious Emphasis Week this 
Spring will feature Dr. Nels F. S. 
Ferre, Professor of Religion at Van- 
derbilt University. Dr. Ferre will 
speak in convocation in Munger 
Auditorium on April 19, 20, and 21. 

Although arrangements are not 
yet definite, it is expected that the 
widely-known Dr. Ferre will come 
to the Hilltop one day before his 
first address to acquaint himself 
with life around Birmingham- 

An all-campus Religious Retreat 
will be held the weekend following 
Religious Emphasis week. 

By-Gone Era Lives 
Again At Lambda 
Chi Bowery Party 

On Saturday night March 13, the 
Lambda Chis gave one of the best 
parties in the memory of the chap- 
ter. The party was designated as a 
Bowery Party with all the accoutre- 
ments of a Bowery bar,— including 
a very authentic looking bar. The 
costumes of the members, guests 
and dates were appropriate for the 
occasion and lent an air of au- 
thenticity to the proceedings. Dur- 
ing the Spring holidays the house 
on the hill underwent a face-lifting 
process. The brothers could be seen 
scurrying around with paint buck- 
ets and brushes in the act of re- 
decorating the downstairs. The boys 
are very proud of their holiday 
accomplishments and feel that the 
newly painted rooms will add much 
to fraternity spirit during the com- 
ing quarter. 

BEST SELLERS, from page 1 

lection is James Dugan's heralded 
history of the "Great Eastern," call- 
ed The Great Iron Ship. Clifton 
Fadiman says that "the whole story 
is told by Mr. Dugan with an un- 

Over Speed 

CINCINNATI, O. — (IP) — "Moti- 
vation and plain hard work mean 
a great deal more in succeeding 
academically than either intelli- 
gence or reading ability." This was 
the conclusion reached by Dr. Wal- 
ter J. Clarke of Xavier University 
alter completing research that ob- 
tained for him an EcLD. degree 
this year from Stanford University. 

Dr. Clarke used 120 Xavier fresh- 
men for "guinea pigs" in his orig- 
inal reading tests which measured 
three types of reading: oral, silent 
and study. A tape recorder played 
back the oral reading and recall 
responses of the student in order 
to give him a better insight into 
his reading difficulties. Each test 
took about one hour to conduct, and 
Dr. Clarke worked on the project 
over a twn year perio-d when not 
busy with the graduate and under- 
graduate psychology courses he 
teaches here. Dr. Clarke's thesis, 
entitled "An , Individual Reading 
Test for College Freshmen," has 
been published by University Mic- 
rofilms, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Of the two fundamental qualities 
of reading, comprehension and 
speed. Dr. Clarke stated that com- 
prehension is the more desirable 
to cultivate since it was found to 
be important for scholarship in all 
cases regardless of IQ. Reading 
speed, Independent of its associa- 
tion with intelligence, did not prove 
to b important for scholarship. 

"Many Xavier students tested," 
reported Dr. Clarke, "show marked 
mechanical difficulties with their 
reading. It is impossible to compare 
results with other colleges, how- 
ever, since the test has only been 

Good Words For Dartmouth 

"These Dartmouth lads are as cool 
as dry ice, and their arrangements, 
made by Prof. Zeller and Mead 
Metcalf, fade even the tapestry of 
Noble & King, who were tops in my 
book until these kids chanced 
across my ken or vice versa. They 
don't fool around with the easy 
ones, either. They handle such mat- 
ters as: Old Black Magic, Mood In- 
digo, such Gershwin stickers as 
Liza, a couple of original numbers 
called Boston, The Begat, and oth- 
ers where the footing is tricky and 
the harmony challenging." This is 
what Bill Cunningham thinks. 

While Cunningham was bemused 
with the syncopations of the "Injun- 
aires," Ruth Tripp, music critic of 
the Providence Journal praised the 
serious work of the entire club 
after their performance last month 
with the Pembroke Glee Club, and 

"The Dartmouth Glee Club has 
an advantage over many of the 
groups heard here. They sing with- 
out notes and the freedom it per- 
mits in watching the director pays 
big dividends in attacks and re- 

leases. Their opening chorus, "Salu- 
tation of the Dawn," was challeng- 
ing and the addition of organ ac- 
companiment added to the bril- 
liance. Perfect unity of thought 
brought the telling climax out 
forcefully. The characteristic rhy- 
thm of the Kodaly piece marked 
its national flavor and the text 
made it a timely selection. A stun- 
ning tonal effect was made in the 
'Coronation Scene" from "Boris 
Godounov." Here again the piano 
and organ achieved an orchestral 

After the Dartmouth Glee Club 
appeared at Skidmore College in 
Saratago Springs, Stanley E. Sax- 
ton of Skidmore wrote: "I think 
that the numbers with the group 
were as fine as I have ever heard 
with a male chorus. I want you to 
know how greatly we enjoyed the 
fine work of your glee club at the 
concert here." 

A.E.A., from page 1 

mingham-Southern Choir and En- 
semble, Professor Raymond Ander- 
son conducting. 

administered at Xavier. The data of 
the investigation tend to support 
an emphasis upon improvement of 
reading comprehension in remedial 
programs designed to improve col- 
lege scholarship and to indicate 
the need for research on the in- 
fluence of such factors as desire 
to succeed, constancy of 
and level of aspiration." 

Antioch Students 
Like Hard Work 

Questioning on the required course 
program at Antioch College in- 
dicates that students here, contrary 
to some theories, like to work hard. 
This first report is only one of a 
series of 'surveys being conducted 
on campus under a Rockefeller 
grant of $16,000. Results will be 
sent back to the foundation and re- 
ported to the faculty. 


^ 0 BE REC«*N|2ED f 

CONTEST, from page 1 

The award will be made at the 
special Awards Convocation pre- 
ceeding commencement, and the 
winning student collection, or a 
sample of it, will be placed on dis- 
play in the Library. 

Seniors are invited to inquire of 
Professor Abernethey or Mrs 
Hughes for further 

failing appreciation of the high, low 
and medium comedy involved in 
the "Great Eastern's" crazy career, 
and with a sharp eye for the Vic- 
torian background and personal- 

Such famous personages of by- 
gone eras as Cyrus Fields, Louis 
Napoleon, Jules Verne, Du Chaillu, 
and many others figure in the great 
ship's fascinating story. 

On Theology 
Agape and Eros by Anders Ny- 
gren (translated by Philip S. Wat- 
son.) Bishop Nygren establishes the 
fundamental motifs of Agape and 
Eros and traces the development of 
the agape motif through the New 
Testament and Paul's theology and 
its final formulation. He traces the 
eros theme through Plato, Aristotle 
and Neo-Platonism. 

In Part II, Nygren discusses agape 
and eros in conflict, showing how 
the Christian idea of love was first 
Hellenized and then modified by a 
third motif, nomos. 

The author concludes with a dis- 
cussion of Luther's significance in 
the history of the Christian idea of 
love, and an examination of anti- 
thetical concepts of Catholics and 
Protestants concerning divine love. 

Anders Nygren, of the Church of 
Sweden, is one of Europe's most 
widely known and best-loved 

Some Hemingway 
The Hemingway Reader, selected 
and introduced by Charles Poore. 
This book includes two complete 

This Is An 
EXTRA Edition 
of the "HTN," 

Over and Bevond 

w tci aim wcjuiiu 

the Regular 
Schedule of 
"HTN" Issues 

novels, selections from 5 other 
novels, selections from 2 works 
of non-fiction, and eleven short 
stories. This new Library addition 
is a really big sampling of "Papa's" 


Statement By 
The President 

Because of an article in the Hilltop News of 
March 12, 1954, complaining of the strict rule of 
the College in regard to alcoholic beverages, we 
believe it will be helpful to reaffirm and reem- 
phasize the attitude of the College on this matter. 
It is the firm and fixed policy of Birmingham- 
Southern College and the deep conviction of the 
administration that no alcoholic beverages of any 
kind be served or consumed at any party or func- 
tion of any organization or group connected with 
Birmingham-Southern College. We shall con- 
tinue to enforce strictly this important rule. 

George R. Stuart 


April Fool Edition 





Veracity Be Hanged 

1 hie 



CRIMINALS APPREHENDED: This despicable pair of hoods, Walter Greene, 36, (left) and James 
Blackwell, 15, (right) are shown here after their arrest by smart Chicago cops. Found in a drunken stupor in 
a model's flat in Northside Chi, Blackwell and Greene appear above immediately before they came clean and 
confessed to the robbery. The telephone squealing of "Voice" led to their arrest. (See their 
exclusive "Early Times" story at right). 


New Religion 
Prof Here 

TX vs. FAC 

Drunk Odoi 
Theta CUis 

n Slugs Prof; 
Lose Charter 


The Hilltop is proud to welcome 
the new religion professor, Dr. 
Pilate X. Eff, formerly of Pontius 
University, Pontius, Nebraska. Dr. 
Eff, beloved prof of millions (he's 
loaded) will conduct a seminar in 
"Contemporary Alabama Voodoo" 
and will teach two morning classes: 
"The Prehistoric Mind" and "Opium 
of the Masses." Dr. Eff is late in 
arriving this quarter due to a press- 
ing engagement in Florida. The es- 
teemed teacher was living it up in 
Panama City between quarters. 
"But the water was cold," he is re- 

The Theta Chi Fraternity, after 
413 years of oppressive existence on 
the Hilltop, has had its charter re- 
voked. The action against the Theta 
Chis was taken yesterday at a spe- 
cial call session of the Convocation 
Planning Board in President Stu- 
art's office. The unprecendented ac- 
tion was the result of a brawl that 
was engaged in at the Theta Chi 
house Tuesday night when a broth- 
er Theta Chi attacked a faculty 
chaperone at a fraternity party. 

Those engaged in the encounter 
were: Roy Ronald (Ronnie) Odom, 
four feet, 6 inches, for the frater- 
nity and Dr. Gusavo R. Hernandez, 
6 feet, 10 inches, for the faculty. 
The brawl was occasioned by the 
intoxication of Odom, who is much 

ported to have observed. He cele- 
brated his birthday while on the 
Florida coast. Asked his age by 
'Southern beachcomber. Joe Bled- 
soe, who alternates between resi- 
dences in Central City, City, and 
an avant garde artist's colony near 
Panama City, the esteemed prof an- 
swered: "I shall be twenty-seven 
my next,bjrthday." 

Dr. Pilate X. Eff, famed author 
of many books (none of which are 
in the Southern Library) is a loan 
from The Rockefeller Foundation. 

Dr. Eff is famous, too, for several 
famous quotations. His classic quote, 

Vicious Pair Found 
in Moll's Chicago Flat 

addicted to the Hilltop pet bever- 
age — Big Oranges. Odom, better 
known by his loving nickname, "Ol" 
Beef'n Bottom," swore that he had 
imbibed no more than one Big 
Orange (his limit being two). How- 
ever, it was disclosed at a closed 
session of Congress (The "New Con- 
gress" Court of Justice, that is) by 
means of the now renowned inden- 
tion of Dr. Einstein, the "balloon 
test." that Odom had either an un- 
usually severe allergy to Big 
Oranges or that he was not telling 
the whole truth when he admitted 
to only one drink. 

However high the Theta Chi ruf- 
fian was, however, he is reported 
to have annoyed Hernandez, a 
fanatic who hates Big Oranges, by 
pushing the professor's face into a 
steaming bowl of spaghetti, the 
main course of the dinner. Hernan- 
dez, a calm, lethargic specimen, an- 
thropologically speaking, then pro- 
ceeded to tear off Odom's shirt to 

See Drunk TX, Page 2 

known by millions of adoring adults 
throughout the world, was made 
just last week /?n the Florida coast. 
Asked by the chief U. S. delegate* 
to the U. N. why he (Dr. Eff) dicl*f*nade 
not remove his clothing while bask- 
ing on the beach, the visiting South- 
ern prof answered: "Because I like 
to feel blond all over." 

by Ace 
"Early Times" Reporter 

On the night of Saturday, Janu- 
ary 21, 1954. one or more thieves 
stole stealthily into the College 
Bookstore and got away with $98 
in cash, two fountain pen sets and 
two sample class rings. The police 
investigated but could find no clues 
concerning the identity of the 

The Early Times reported the 
nocturnal commission (of theft) in 
its issue of January 29. Weeks%>ass. 
Months pass. No clues. Finally, a 
fascinating chain of events oc- 
curred — a chain of events that 
makes up my BIG STORY. 

It all happened so fast when it 
did happen. As late as Sunday 
night, March 28, there were still 
no clues. Suddenly — the whole 
solution to the curious mystery un- 
folded. It was like a dream— a wild 
Cocteau nightmare. 

Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. the 
phone rang in the office of De- 
tective Sargeant Filmore Q. Drag- 
net, Chicago Precinct 8. His man 
Friday picked up the receiver. A 
dead hush prevailed. A husky, 
silky, cylindrical voice said: "This 
is Friday. Who're you?" Nothing. 
Again the Detective Private Friday 
inquired into the phone. This time 
a feminine voice licked his ears. 
"This is— no. never mind my name. 
Do you want to catch the famous 
Bookstore robbers?" Friday mo- 
tioned to Dragnet to have the call 
traced. Dragnet motioned to Sar- 
geant Warden, who motioned to 
Captain Clift, who motioned to 
Alma, who then walked out with 
Captain Clift. Friday said to 
"Voice," as the informer came to 
be known, "Sure baby. I'm all 

'That is neither here nor there," 
"Voice" retorted. "Listen" she con- 
tinued, "my name's Vance Sparks, 
see, and I used to go with a kid 
named Jim Blackwell. Well, Black- 
well— and that mean old man he 
pals around with, are the ones who 
stole the junk from the Bookstore. 
Jim promised me he'd take me with 
him on his get away. But the rat 
skipped without me. Youse'll see to 
it that I'll be protected, won't you?" 
she asked Friday, who was all ears. 
'Sure, baby," Friday comforted the 
now nearly hysterical "Voice." 

"You better, flatfoot," "Voice" 
cooed. "Listen, idiot, if you want to 
find those two bums, they're hold- 
ing up at that "Chicago Tribune" 
model's house — you know the one 
— that brunette, Louise Carver." 

Friday made a mental note of 
this. Detective Sargeant Dragnet 
was sleeping attentively behind his 
desk. Friday said. "Go on. doll." 

"Voice" replied, "The bums have 
been on the lam since last January. 
They skipped out of B'ham after 
Stealing Ray Warth's car. They 
it as far as Columbus, Mis- 
sissippi, where Jim and that hor- 
rible old man, Walter Greene, whe 
is president of the student body 
parted company. Greene went to 

Las Vegas, taking all the dough 
with him. He left Jim, his frat 
brother, with a lump on his two- 
timing head in an empty boxcar. 
The miserable rat ended up in De- 
troit, where he got a job at Yankee 
Pay. He lied about his age. He 
got fired twelve days ago and 
called me up long distance (re- 
versed) and asked me to catch the 
quickest thing out of town and 
meet him in Chi. I was stiii crazy 
mad over him — I wanted to kiss 
and kill him — don't know which 
one I wanted more. Like a fool, I 
caught the Greyhound first thing 
the next morning. All I had with 
me was a briefcase full of dirty 
laundry and fifths. Jim had begged 
me to bring his gat up to him, but 
I just couldn't. It was me I couldn't 
trust with the gun — not him, the 
dirty coward. Jimmy — kins had 
also begged me to bring him some 
Old Lady White, some Red Cross 
and some Miss Emma — I'm talking 
about dope, you dope," she said to 
Friday. He was all ears. 

"Jim's got the habit bad; he takes 
it in the channel. I got hold of 
some and had it in the briefcase 
too. Getting on the bus I looked 
like a graduate student, I guess. 
Anyway, I'm getting my Ph. D. in 
the school of hard knocks, believe 
me. Jim met me — but he was late, 
as usual. Him and that dirty Early 
Times editor are always late to 
everything. They stink!" she 

"Jim got doped up. He had heard 
a rumor that Greene was holding 
up here with that Carver broad. 
They're cousins. Not cross cousins, 
the other kind. Jim located the 
shack the Carver babe shacks up 
at. Then he beat me. He tore my 
dress. He kicked me in the face. I 
got mad. I told him I'd get even. 
Now you, ya dump cop — GO GET 
HIM ! ! " 

"Voice" hung up. Friday awak- 
ened Dragnet. They put on their 
hats and went out the door. They 
came back in, took off their hats 
and looked the Carver woman up 
in the phone book. They left again, 
forgetting their hats. 

Thirty-six hours later. 16 patrol 
cars pulled up in front of the Car- 
ver woman's flat. Friday rang her 
door bell. The door opened. Car- 
ver looked at the men — she was 
beautiful. Twenty minutes later the 
cops entered the residence. They 
found both thieves strewn on the 
bed. There were bottles and 
syringes all over the night table, 
and on the floor. The policemen 
carried the two bums back to Pre- 
cinct Eight. Four-hundred dollar's 
worth of coffee later, Greene and 
Blackwell sohprpH up T^ey told of 
their heinous crime. Greene had 
$87,000 on him (he had hit it lucky 
in Las Vegas). Blackwell was 
broke. They were good friends 
once more. 

Walter Greene, 36. and Jim 
Blackwell, 15, wore released on 
$10,000 bail. Trial was held in Su- 
See Thieves Caught, Page 3 


Thursday, April 1, 1954 


EDITOR — John Constantine 



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Montgomery Gets Job 
As Bus Driver 

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CRITIC Finds New 
Play Wonderful 

by Lily Mai 

The latest play by South Dakota 
Williams, "Trolley Named Regret," 
or "Transfer Please," based on the 
song "Indiscretion," held its pre- 
mier last night at the gorgeous new 
Birmingham-Southern Fine Arts 
Building. What a fitting christen- 
ing for the new modern building! 

It showed off the new gaslight 
lamps, the wicker seats, the log 
walls, and burlap curtain to their 
best advantage. 

Mr. Williams was very impressed 
with the setting for his first play. 
His comment was "This is a thea- 
tre!" Or was it, "This is a theatre?" 

Oh well — on to the show — 
The leading role, Suzzette O'Soole, 
was played convincingly by Shirley 
Ezell. She gained the proper pathos, 
even in the transition scene. 

The brutish leading man. Hanky, 
was played with tremendous drive 
and nerve by that popular he-man 
Frank Marshall. 

These two veterans were sup- 
ported ably by Virginia Covington 
as Starlight and Bill Gandy as 
Herman. They played the roles of 
young - girl - in - love and man - in - 
search - of - wife with skill and 

The Trolley was beautifully 
danced by Gerry Palfrey and the 
Transfer was done with wit and 
bounce by Rodger Clayton. 

The sets, designed by Pete Hal- 
ley, were expressive and authentic, 
constructed out of a new stage ciaft 
material — cardboard. The color de- 
sign—pink and chartruse — gave the 
proper sobriety and darkness 
necessary for such a morbid play. 

The audience greeted the per- 
formance with cheers of pleasure, 
and remained attentive throughout 
the production. Its backers were so 
pleased with the reception that 
they are planning to give it an ex- 
tended run in Pratt City. 

The Cellar Revealed 

by Winkie Hall 

To all students at Birmingham- 
Southern College, let it be known 
that the cellar of our campus 
library is frequented from nine 
until twelve each week-day morn- 
ing by a variegated animal known 
as a professor. The author here at- 
tempts a condensation of knowl- 
edge acquired during a recent 
sociological study of this creature 
as he appears in h«s unusual 

The collecting place of the unique 
being whom we are about to dis- 
cuss is an ordinary room which 
contains coffee mugs, ash trays, 
and twenty-five cent editions. 
Through-out the year, this rather 
small room is heated by hot air. 
For this, in general, no professor is 
responsible. He merely endures the 
overburdened atmosphere for the 

Grady Smith 
Passes Away 

We offer this in memory of 
Grady Smith. Grady we remember 
as a spreader of ill will all over 
the campus. He was instrumental in 
many squabbles and arguments. We 
remember him especially as one 
who tried vainly to bring a strong 
existentiatist thought to the cam- 
pus. He was a little fellow, with 
brain to match: We rejoice with all 
the campus in wishing him well in 
his immediate existentiatist dwell- 
ing, good or bad. We rejoice with 
all the campus in his passing away. 
Too bad it wasn't sooner. 


The Dean 

To: All Professors, Instructors, and 
Department Heads. 

Subject: Death of Students in class- 

by "Russian Henry" 

Gene Montgomery, who is soon 
due to graduate, is shown here at 
the wheel of his bus, an example 
of the well paid jobs 'Southern 
students are able to acquire as a 
result of the superb training re- 
ceived at B.S.C. Asked about his 
job Gene replied, "If there's one 
thing that I learned at 'Southern 
during my six-year stay, it was how 
to drive a bus." If you would like 
to have a copy of his pamphlet en- 
titled, 'What I Learned in College," 

Drunk TX from Page 1 

wipe his chile-stained face upon. 
Infuriated by this behavior, Odom 
tore the shirt off Hernandez' back. 
In an effort to part the now raging 
pair, Roland Jaggers, a TX from 
Waterloo, met with just that. Both 
principals pushed Jaggers t.irough 
the second story window of the TX 
House. Fortunately, Jaggers, long 
on experience in second story work, 
succeeded in making a safe landing 
on the rocks below. He rose unhurt 
and returned to Andrews' Hall, 
where he slept it off. Meanwhile, 
the fisticuffs continued at tne party. 

Odom and Hernandez were finally 
separated, some hours later, when 
the cops came. The cops had been 
delayed by picking up Early Times 
Editor John Constantine for speed 
ing— the editor was fined $10, even 
though he read the illiterate police- 
men the last four months of "Pogo" 
at their request. Constantine was 
rushing to meet a deadline at the 

send a self-addressed envelope to 
the Budweiser Co., St. Louis, Mo. 

Gene had some interesting stories 
to tell about the life of a bus driver. 
Yesterday a man boarded his bus 
dragging the bloody, beaten body of 
a man. "Good Heavens, man," Gene 
said. "You can't get on my bus with 
that." "Why not," the man ques- 
tioned. "He's dead." Gene also likes 
the hours which allow him to study 
for his masters degree in The Art 
Of Bus Driving, which he highly 
recommends to any student wishing 
to spend most of his time at the 
Grid soaking up higher learning. 

Your reporter had more questions 
to ask Gene but his personal body- 
guard, Jumbo Luquire, said, "Listen 
pig, any more questions and Big 
Jumbo will personally thicken that 
fat lip of yours." Due to the impos- 
ing size of Big Jumbo, I immedi- 
ately brought the interview to a 


tremendous Early Times main of- 
fice, fourth floor of the Brice Build- 
ing, Tuscaloosa. 

Hauled into court, the two cut 
throats were each held on a total 
of forty-three counts, ranging from 
attempting to resist arrest to driv- 
ing the Black Buggy uninvited. 
Both Dean Henry Shanks and Pres- 

sake of Mrs. Ownbey's excellent 
coffee and the collection of his 
parts. The greatest collection of 
parts has been known to occur on 
Wednesdays at a time that coin- 
cides with a certain enforced gath- 
ering which removes a number of 
student obstructions from this 
refuge of the professor. 

The professor who inhabits this 
refuge has a number of different 
appearances. After pushing himself 
at the yawning minds of eight 
o'clock students he comes to the 
cellar with a dulled expression 
upon his face. Or perhaps if he has 
thought up a particularly difficult 
quiz he relaxes there and smiles 
gloatingly at any of his unfortunate 
students' who wander in. He may 
smile through a cloud of cigarette 
smoke or from behind unclouded, 
horn-rimmed glasses. Sometimes he 
seems to have adopted the shape of 
a triangle. Sometimes he has a 
teddy-bear haircut and now and 1 
then no haircut. But in spite of his 
many changeable characteristics 
the professor is possessed of one 
undeniable and saintly quality 

which remains unchanging, he is 
endlessly patient. If this were not 
true, professors would have long 
ago become extinct in the process 
of explosion. Their immunity to 
this form of disintegration has 
prolonged their lives and their use- 
fulness greatly. It might help stu- 
dents to remember that, when it 
takes the professor more than 
twenty-four hours to grade a paper 
that was handed in two weeks late. 
The professor's appearance when a 
student indulges in handing in as- 
signments late certainly has every 
right to severity and an awesome 
quality. It may be here indicated 
that a few students are under the 
bad impression that this is the only 
appearance presented by profes- 
sors. It is not. 

Lastly, let it be said of the pro- 
fessor that he is an excellent ex- 
ample of a culture complex. In- 
.variably he is cultured, he has a 
Ph.D. Inevitably he is complex, for 
his students never are able to dis- 
cover precisely how his grading 
system operates. Truly the profes- 
sor is a sociological phenomena. 


ident George Stuart were snatched 
out of their beds at 3:15 a.m. to 
file charges against the pair in be- 
half of the school. Because Hernan- 
dez owes the school Library 13 
cents he was allowed to go free. 
Odom, a relative of J. E. Dulles, 
threatened the City Police Com- 
missioner, saying: "I'll sick McCar- 
thy on you if you don't watch out!" 
The Commissioner, a calm lethar- 
gic specimen, took the campus TX 
hoodlum at his word and released 
Odom without a protest (he had 
gagged on his Roitan). 

Much enraged at having had their 
sleep interrupted, Stuart and Shanks, 
yesterday morning, ordered the 
Theta Chis' charter revoked— as of 
that moment (it was almost Cellar 
Coffee Time). The drastic step has 
caused a serious decline in Balfour 

As school regulations permit the 
fraternity to apply for reinstate- 
ment no sooner than 30 and no later 
than 130 years from the time of 
Charter revokation, the Theta Chis 
have decided to "bring home" their 
I F.C. representative, who knows 
nothing of what has transpired It 
is rumored, however, that the Theta 
Chis are forming a guerilla move- 
ment underground. 

1. It has been brought to the at- 
tention of this office that many 
students in classrooms are dying 
and refusing to fall after they are 
dead. This must Stop! 

2. On or after April 1st, 1954, any 
student caught sitting up after he 
has died will be off the role im- 
mediately. In those cases where it 
is clearly shown that the student 
is being supported by a desk or 
other property clearly marked 
B.S.C. an additional 90 days to clear 
the property is allowed; during 
which the student shall be carried 
on the role. 

3. The following proceedure will 
be strictly followed; (a) If after 
several hours, it has been noted 
that a student has not moved or * 
changed position, the professor will 
investigate, in an apologetic man- 
ner of course, because of the high- 
ly sensitive nature of students, and 
the close resemblance of death to 
their natural studying attitude. It 
is specifically directed that the in- 
vestigation proceedure be done 
quietly, so that you will not disturb 
the student if he is only asleep. If 
the student's condition is doubtful, 

it has been found that extending a 
cvigarette serves as an acid test. If 
the student does not immediately 
reach out for it, it is safe to con- 
clude that he is dead. Sometimes, 
the urge to grab a cigerate is so 
strong that you conn encounter a 
reflex, spasomodic clutch. Don't let 
this fool you. In time you will be 
able to distinguish readily between 
death at school and just quiet re- 
pose. Another test is to barely men- 
tion the word "recess"; if he nearly 
kills you on his way to the book- 
store, and if he returns within two 
hours, you are to be assured that he 
is still alive. 

(b) Fill out special form XBZF- 
TBSC, making fifteen copies. Send 
the first three, along with the stu- 
dent's "Key Club" membership 
card, to this office. Send copies 4 
and 5 to the Bursar, along with any 
loose change found on the body. 
Copies 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 will 
be sent to the messenger boy of 
the office concerned. If said boy is 
a professor, be sure his picture is 
clearly represented in the lower 
lelt corner 3 times. Copies 13, 14, 15 
must be sent somewhere. 

(c) To complete the case, push 
the body aside and make room for 
the next student. 


TED NORDMAN, former 'South- 
ern student now doing graduate 
work at Ohio State, is shown above 
upon receiving news that he will 
now head one of America's most 
important schools. Nordman, new 
prexy of Ohio State, will return to 
the Hilltop in August to deliver an 
important Convocation 

Thursday, April 1, 1954 

Hedda Whopper 

by Hedda Whopper 

"Early Times" Society Columnist 

Miss Joyce Spradley, lovely Bir- 
mingham socialite, announced last 
night her engagement to Latin polo 
Star Porfirio Ruberosa. "Were 
waiting til Porfi and Babs are 
securely divorced," the wealthy 
beauty disclosed. Joyce and Por- 
firio figured in the news and in 
the Early TimeL.v»>^^t^ v When 
Joyce, not calm nor lethargic by 
nature, smacked Porfi a hard one 
in Porfi's left eye. Porfi. un- 
daunted, went on to win the sixth 
at the Dumbarton Oaks Polo 
grounds on Saturday, eyepatch and 
all. The adoring pair met for just 
that fleeting second that is neces- 
sary for true love to take root 
firmly and irrepressibly in the 
hearts of all sincere people— and, 
except for their "brief encounter" 
at London's last week, the occasion 
of the hard right to Porfi's left, 
the sweethearts have not seen each 
other. But true love knows no 
bounds: Porfi will fly (he has a 
new plane) to Joyce's side tomor- 
row to be beside her when she 
faces the long lawn in anticipa- 
tion of her debut at the Hankie- 
soggy Country Club. Best of luck 
you noble hearts! 

Thieves Caught, 

Page 1 

perior Court. In a moment, the re- 
sult of that trial: 

Dragnet and Frid?y watched 
Blackwell and Greene stand to 
hear the judge's sentence Greene 
had bought off the jury, but his 
hands were trembling. Blackwell's 
palms were clammy. The judge 

"We suspend sentence on these 
two men. Because of their ages, 
and because of the hung jury, 
there's nothing else we can do." 

President Stuart, who had flown 
up to Chicago to be with his boys 
during their courtroom ordeal, 
rushed to congratulate the pair and 
welcome them back to 'Southern. 

Greene, secure with his thou- 
sands, plans to enter politics— "It 
takes money to make money," he 
informed this reporter. 

Pres. Stuart told reporters: "If 
Walt decides to run for governor, 
I'll support him. That boy's got 

Column 5 





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mm*' n 

Sir Chilblain and The Green Light 

hut on Fraternity row. 

The general P l an of the house is as follows: 13 ambi sexual bathrooms, 
(not enough for boys and dates separately), 4 kitchenetts (not enough 
space for one large one), four liquor lockers (no liquor), 138 bedrooms 
(double deckers), special party rooms for faculty visitors, a chapel for the 
old heads of the church, one garage, four fire places (nobody has the 
old logs In yet), maternity ward, kennels for the 
eye dog, and ten 

Is very well constructed, the last wind ripped only half 
the house away. It seems that the "Early Times" reporters sneak through 
occasionally. One fell in and was last heard blubbering. Reminded me 
uf the drunk and the elevator shaft. 

The house, when completed, will be the spot of several brawls, faculty 
and a regular good time by all. 

By Grady Smith 

The Great Trojan War -Or, 
Who Has the White Horse 

by Roger Clayton 

It was 5:00 a.m. in the morning. 
The student corpse of Birmingham- 
Southern College was drawn up 

■ — — 

like an appendaged camp in front 
of their main headquarters. Mun- 
ger Hall. General Hank Shanks was 
busy briefing* his staff on battle 

— — i — 

Once upon a time, long, long ago, 

when knighthood was in flower, 
there lived a most unhappy knight, 
called Sir Chilblain. Chilblain was 
one of the illustrious members of 
the court of King Garter, and was 
thus privileged to sit at the famous 
round table. But Childblain lived in 
constant distress, for, to put it 
frankly, he was a complete failure 
as a knight. All the other knights 
had great accomplishments behind 
them. Some had freed whole coun- 
trysides from monsters which had 
been bothering them. Others had 
ventured forth to hunt for things- 
some had found them, others had 
not, but at least they had gone. 
And besides this all the other 
knights had ladies fair waiting for 
their return— each one pining away 
and languishing until her knight 
crossed the drawbridge. Sir Chil- 
blain had never done anything ex- 
cept wear his shiny armor, and ban- 
quet every night, and consequently 
he remained depressed. 

One night, while all the people 
of the court were in the big ban- 
quet hall banqueting, and all the 
knights were revelling about the 
round table, a momentous event oc- 
curred. Suddenly, amidst all the 
noise and confusion, a dazzling light 
appeared in the doorway, and there 
entered the most beautiful lady that 
anyone there had ever seen. She 
was dressed all in green, and her 
eyes were green, but her hair was 

"Attention, everyone!" she cried. 
All the knights were amazed that 
one so beautiful should have so 
strident a voice, but they all turned 
and listened. 

"Attention!" she went on. "If 
there is anyone here brave enough 
to attempt the most difficult task 
ever devised, and if he should com- 
plete this task. I will marry said 
knight.' 1 

Chilblain focused his red-rimmed 
eyes in the direction of the lady, 
and making a tremendous effort to 
sit upright in his chair, shouted, 
Til go!" 

(Little did Sir Chilblain know 
that this beautiful lady had been 
sent by Melvin the magician, who 
felt sorry for Chilbfain and wanted 

to help him). 

Urged on by the encouraging 
comments of his fellow-knights, 
Chilblain rose, took his shield and 
buckler, and staggered out after the 

"Close thy bleary eyes," she said, 
"and I will lead thee to the spot 
where thou art to perform the 

Chilblain did so, and they walked 
about a mile, she in front, leading 
him by the hand, and Chilblain 
asleep but following close behind. 
Finally they came to a dark and 
gloomy glade with a cave at the 
far end. The lady awakened Sir 
Chilblain, and then vanished. 

Immediately great rumbling 
sounds came from within the cave 
and a huge fire-breathing Dragging 
came forth. Chilblain got the idea 
that his task was to slay this fierce 
Dragging, so he set about to do it. 
Being somewhat wine-shook, he of 
course feared nothing. With one fell 
stroke he severed the hideous head 
from the equally hideous body, and 
to his amazement, the Dragging 
vanished and the lady fair stood in 
its place. 

"You have accomplished the task," 
she said. "I was sent to you by Mel- 
vin the magician, who felt sorry for 
you and wanted to help you. Let's 
get married." 

Sir Chilblain agreed, and the 
happy couple walked back to the 
castle hand in hand. Chilblain was 
so elated that he wanted to do 
something to commemorate his mo- 
mentous act. He decided that he 
would like to put up a green light 
in the banquet hall to remind 
everyone of the lady fair dressed 
in green who had been sent by 
Melvin. Then everyone would re- 
member how he had slain the Drag- 
ging. It was customary to have a 
sort of council meeting of all the 
inmates of the castle, when any 
symbol was to be put up. So Sir 
Chilblain called together all the 
knights and ladies and peasants in 
the castle, and they numbered about 
a thousand. When the votes were 
cast. Chilblain found that all were 
unanimously in favor of putting up 
his green light. 

Which all goes to prove that the 
knight had a thousand ayes. 

When you pause... make it count... have a Coke 


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procedure and the history of Ala- 
bama. The rank troops— I mean 
troops watched in ranks as Field 
Marshall Herr von Smithy's face 
seemed pale and as strained rs 
Gerber s baby food in anticipation 
of the battle to ensue. Dr. Charles 
Blair was busily working in his lab 
(for the first time) getting ready 
for any biological blight the enemy 
might deal out. Enraptured by the 
beautiful cultures which Dr. Blair 
had cultivated was Jim Holly — 
Blair's right and left hand man. 

Captain Herman Butts was read- 
ing up on how the Trojan war was 
managed by Ullyses. Mr. Riche- 
bourg McWilliams rushed in to 
headquarters from the rare book 
room where he had been studying 
old manuscripts to see what he 
could find. Dr. Howard Harper 
Harlan stood in readiness to ex- 
pound on various cultures which 
might be encountered later in the 
day. O. C. Weaver foresaw hard 
times and had absorbed himself in 
contemplation of cosmos. 

Solemn Ray Anderson stood with 
tuning fork in hand ready to assist 
Dr. Roy Wates who was directing 
the bugle corps in rendering a 
Brahm's ditty. Frank Marshall 
stood atop the library reciting the 
complete works of Shakespeare and 
part of Pirandello. Even that stool 
pigeon, Joe Legg, was tense— this 
was really big. Suddenly the Rice 
Crispys went pop. the matricula- 
tion fee was dropped and Red 
Yielding died of a broken heart 
and parking spaces were available 
on the campus. We knew disaster 
had struck. 

Nine hundred of the meanest, 
most ferocious preachers from 


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Howard College hit the Hilltop in 
a mess— that is, en masse. The bat- 
tle raged slowly like an hour in Dr. 
Evans' speech courses. I was sure 
the 'Southern stalwarts would hold 
—but then it happened! The bar- 
barians from across town hit us 
with their secret weapon — religious 
tracts advocating pacifism. When 
the full effect of these devastating 
scraps of scribbles was felt, a 
malignant massacre followed. The 
following is a completely incom- 
plete casualty list: 

Killed— 301 
Badly Hurt— 703 
Scratched — 102 
Felt after scrap was over—? 

Converted 2 
This leaves Birmingham-Southern 
in a hole for students, or its whole 
student body in a hole— I forget 



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Dear Lorna: I read your column 
every day and twice on Sundays. 
I hope you can help me as you have 
helped countless others. I have 
been a prisoner in Korea for 27 
months, and just recently my wife 
wrote that she is expecting a baby. 
My parents told me about the birds 
and bees, but neglected to tell me 
about people. Do I have reason to 


When you come right down to it, you 
smoke for one simple reason . . . enjoy- 
ment And smoking enjoyment is all a 
matter of taste. Yes, taste is what counts 
in a cigarette. And Luckies taste better. 

Two facts explain why Luckies taste 
better. First, L.S./M.F.T.- Lucky Strike 
means fine tobacco . . . light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second, Luckies are ac- 
tually made better to taste better . . . 
always round, firm, fully packed to draw 
freely and smoke evenly. 

So, for the enjoyment you get from 
better taste, and only from better taste, 
Be Happy -Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
carton of better-tasting Luckies today. 

If 6^>^SS^^ 


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Where's your jingle? 

It's easier than you think to 
make $25 by writing a Lucky 
Strike jingle like those you see 
in this ad. Yes, we need jingles 
-and we pay $25 for every one 
we use ! So send as many as you 
like to: Happy-Go-Lucky, P. O. 
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doubt my wife's faithfulness? Be- 
witched. Bothered and Bewildered. 

Ana.: Shame on you Bewitched. 
Bothered and Bewildered. Of course 
not. You must give your wife the 
benefit of a doubt as you have no 
conclusive evidence. Always re- 
member faith is the essence of suc- 
cessful marriages. 

Dear Lorna: I have a problem. I 
am only 3J years old, and the man 
I love and wish to marry is 68. My 
parents are old-fashioned, and say 
there is too much difference in our 
ages. They refuse to give him my 
hand, insisting that he take all or 
nothing at all. Do you sefiously be- 
lieve the difference in our ages will 
have a bearing on our marriage"' 
Please answer by air mail. My fi- 
ance suffers from chronic attacks 
of athletics feet, any one of which 
may prove fatal. Little Bit. 

Ana.: Dear Little Bit: Although I 
advocate that age, gender and ath- 
letics feet are unimportant when, 
where or why true love is con- 
cerned, I don't think you should 
jump into this marriage without 
first looking into your hubby's 
backbone. Does he make enough to 
keep you in lollipops? Just how did 
he contact athletics feet? Investigate 
to see if the old coger has any 
skeltons in his closet. 

If he does, find out why he 
doesn't have clothes in his closet 
like everyone else. Also as a man 
68 is old enough to be your grand- 
father, make sure this condition 
doesn't exist. Think how embarras- 
sing it would be if the marriage 
made you your own grandyia. 

Dear Lorna: My measurements 
are bust 55 ", waist 55", and hips 
55". I am four feet tall and weigh 
230 pounds. Could you suggest some 
way I could dress to make me ap- 
pear sleek ana slim'' Chubby. 

Ans.: I see no reason why you 
should feel self-conscious about 
your figure, fatty. But to make 
yourself thinner first; drink lots of 
linseed oil. Pertaining to your at- 
tire, make a dress from discarded 
6x16 tire tubes, alternating red and 
black tubes. A whitewall here and 
there will give the dress a chic 
effect. As everyone but you knows, 
a circular pattern causes one to 
appear stoughter. Everyone will 
think you are a tall, thin girl who 
is employing this pattern to create 
an optical illusion making you seem 

Dear Lorna: I can't remember 
who I am, or what I look like. I'm 
afraid to look in the mirrow be- 
cause I might find out I'm not me, 
then I would really be confused. 
Please have some of my friends 
write me, and tell me who I am. I 
can't remember where I live so just 
send all letters to General Deliv- 
ery. ??? ? P.S. I may forget to 
mail this letter, so if you don't re- 
ceive it in four days and a night, 
write me and I'll mail it. 

Ans,: Dear ???: I haven't received 
your letter so apparently you didn't 
remember to mail it. If you aren't 
going to cooperate I don't see how 
I can help you. It's very hard to 
solve a person's problems if I don't 
know what they are. Anywhere I 
have enclosed an answer you may 
be able to use (4). If your problem 
was, "How much is two plus two?", 
this answer will work very nicely. 

Thursday, April 1,1954 

My Old Flame 

There's one flame I can 

cause to flare up: 
The flame my love 

left for me. 
This flame is the only one 

I care to ignite 
because you see, this flame 

is all I have left of him. 
He left me all alone to face 

each day the brighter. 
Can you understand that the flame 

he left was only a Zippo lighter? 

Prof or Student? 

Something half rcnembered in 
haste — 

That was the English professor s 

Something pulled out of a coffee 
fogged brain 
And poured on the heads of his 
students like stale cigarette 
smoke. , 
Something half forgotten at leasure 
That was the history professor s 

Gathered from notes typed in a 
And hitting the brains of his 
students like broken type- 
writer keys. 


Those Sciences! 

WADSWORTH KILLED BY SPEEDING PROF. Professor G. R. Hernandez, driving a 1954 model baby 

carriage, careened around the corner by the Bookstore yesterday, smashing through four garbage cans, up- 
rooting three sleeping students, and plowing completely over a car driven by poor Gayle Wadsworth. It killed 
him. Above you will set- a picture of this horrible calamity. Gayle will be buried at the base of the torch of 
knowledge in memory of those who have gone before, after a short renovation at Brown's. 

Dr. Hernandez is contrite over the incident and is punishing himself by attending Convocation twice 
this quarter. The baby wasn't in the carriage at the time. He was home listening to. the record, "Slaughter 
On Tenth Avenue." 

— ■ , 

'Animal Crackers 9 
Course Considered 

by Roger Clayton 

While sitting under the spreading 
of one of the middle aged profes- 
sors in the cellar the other day, I 
engaged in a philosophical discus- 
sion on animal crackers. After de- 
ciding that these delicacies were of 
great value in their place, but as 
food they were strictly from a 
smorgasborg or some other well 
known place, we got into the meat 
of the course. It was hard for us 
to decide whether there was suf- 
ficient utilitarian value in them to 
justify a one or two hour discus- 
sion. After we decided that there 
was absolutely no value to be de- 
rived from a course in animal 
crackers, we both agreed that it 
would fit in perfectly with our al- 
ready padded course of study. I 
use the term "padded" because of 
the large number of students who, 
See Crackers, Pa*e 6 



Atkins, noted humorist, died today 
laughing at one of his own Jokes. 
"What's the difference between a 
duck," Atkins asked himself. "One 
of its legs is just alike," he ad libed. 
He promptly jumped into a handy 
and died laughing. 

HmS- Gameis agree with more people 





Thursday, April 1, 1954 

The Cigarette Case 

by Jim Atkins 

sign over my 
says, "Jim Weekend. Private eye, 
ear, nose, and throat." I handle 
cases no one else will catch. 

I was sitting in my office last 
year, smoking a cigarette, a cigar 
and my pipe when my blond 
Marion walked in, and took off her 
wig. She was built like a brick 

shipyard, and just as I suspected; 
a chrome dome. She got down on 
her knees and begged me to take 
her out for a baked eel dinner. I 
sensed something fishy. It was ex- 
actly 12:34; too late to catch dinner. 

I lit a cigarette— knocked her 
down— then I knocked her out and 
told her to stay out I was busy; 
yet I was working on a case, and 


only had three bottles left. I 
nuts about that girl. 

12:35 — Al Sapone walked in. He 
had a strange growth on his neck; 
it was his head. I lit a butt, kicked 
all his teeth out, shtot him three 
times in the ear, and told him to 
get out before he got hurt 

12:36— Sally Band slinked in. She 
had a rock on her finger as big as 

her head, but not quite as hard. I 
asked her if it was real. She said 
if it wasn't she'd been had. That 
wasn't her problem. Her "G" string 
had been stolen right from under 
her eyes. Her moustache had been 
stolen right from under her nose. 
I booked her on a 975.3: indecent 
exposure. I lit a cigarette, kicked 
her in the shit and told her to 
wear her boots next time. 

12:37 — Mike Screwdriver ran in 
covered with blood. By the bullet 
holes in his head, I could tell he 
was in trouble. He said he had just 
lost a thousand dollars matching 

Today's Chesterfield is the 

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pennies. It just goes to show y 0u 
if you play with matches, youij 
get burnt. I lit a cigarette, crushed 
his face in with the butt of my 
cigarette, lit another cigarette, and 
patted him on the po-po as he went 

12:38—1 took out a pack of Ches- 
terfields, lit a Lucky, took one drag 
off the Pall Mall, and crushed the 
Pickaune out in my eye socket, it 
hurt, but it didn't hurt half as bad 
as someone was going to hurt be- 
fore I was through smoking this 

Three minutes later it was still 
12:38; my watch had stopped. I 
didn't know whether to strike a 
match, or wind my watch. 

At 12:41 it hit me. It hit me hard; 
like a ton of dirt dropped from the 
38th floor of the Empire State 
Building. The more I thought about 
it, the sicker I got. The top of my 
head felt like a steamroller was 
running back and forth over it. 
My ears rang like a telephone. It 
was a wrong number. 

My mouth had that nauseating, 
dry, rotten tomato taste; like 
smoker's mouth. My stomach felt 
empty, and my back hurt; that 
gnowing, pulling hurt, like I'd just 
been kicked in the cocyx. I thought 
for a second I was going to be sick. 

But then everything added up. It 
all tied in. The unraveled ends 
fitted together perfectly. If the shoe 
fits, wear it. Put that in your pipe 
and smoke it. A fool and his teeth 
are soon parted. 

Al Sapone was the butler| Mike 
Screwdriver had had Sally Band; 
that was a sham diamond. Marion 
never wears a veil and she felt so 
self-conscious she had stolen Sally's 

At 12:42 I received a mysterious 
phone call. It was very mysterious; 
I don't have a phone. 

It was Marion. She had eaten 
dinner and now wanted me to take 
her out to breakfast. I told her to 
meet me at the diner in three min- 
utes. I hated myself for what I was 
going to do, but I knew i had to 
do it. She was going to pay for 
what she had done. She was also 
going to pay for my breakfast. 

I waited three minutes for her 
in the diner. At 12:45 she walked 
in. As she walked through the 
diner smoking two cigarettes sim- 
ultaneously, everyone turned on 
his stool and stared. She looKed 
beautiful with smoke coming out 
of her ears. 

She sat down on my lap, and 
ordered 2% one minute eggs. I 
booked her on a 344.56 y 4 — poach- 
ing At 12:46 the waiter served 
the eggs. She smiled, said nothing, 
and offered me one of her eggs. 
I knew it was a trick, and didnt 

I grabed a saucer and forced her 
mouth open with it. I broke the 
egg shells. Then I broke the yokes 
and forced the eggs down her 
throat. She had a beautiful esoph- 

She fell off the stool, and looked 
stupid. Those eggs had enough 
poison in them to kill 222% men, 
3 women and 15 children. 

Marion was lying on the diner 
floor moaning when I walked over 
to the cashier and told him to give 
her the check. 

I walked outside. At 12:47 I lit 
a butt, kicked all my teeth out, 
broke my arm, and shot myself in 
the mouth. I felt bad. I felt like 
Jack Dempsey, Joe Douis, Joe E. 
Brown, and John L. Sulliva n had 
been using me for a punching bag. 
But I didn't feel two-thirds as bad 
as someone was going to feel before 
I was finished with this Dunhill. 

Crackers, from Page 5 

on graduation from this institution, 
are admitted without entrance 
exams to a padded cell at Brice 
Sanitorium. Those students not ac- 
cepted at Brice School should apply 
to the Ketona Old Folk's Home. 
Write in care of: 
•Any old body 
1954 Decrepit Lane 
Ancient, Ala. 


Volume XXI, No. 22 

Elections Board Meets, Decides 
Spring Campaign Procedure 

Benson Prize Essay Contest 
Subject-"Church and State" 

Last year Birmingham-Southern 
College received a legacy from the 
estate of the late W. W. Benson of 
Forest Home, Ala. In his will Pro- 
fessor Benson, an alumnus of South- 
ern University, stipulated that the 
income from his gift be used to en- 
courage students to study (1) the 
issue of separation of Church and 
State, and (2) race relations in the 
South. In keeping with provisions 
of the will the college will sponsor 
an annual essay contest. Each year 
topics in one or the other of these 
areas will be specified as the sub- 
ject for that year. 

Rules for the 1954 Contest 

1. Subject Each essay must deal 
with some phase of the problem, 
The Relation of Church and State 
in the United States. 

2. Eligibility. Any undergraduate 
student who is regularly enrolled 
in Birmingham-Southern College 
during the Spring quarter of 1954 
is eligible to participate. 

3. Prizes. First prize, $50.00; sec- 

Keep Up Good 
Wdrk, Netmen! 

The new 'Southern Tennis 
Team (See HTN extra issue of 
March 26), met Union Univer- 
sity, April 1, at the Birmingham 
Country Club and defeated the 
visiting Union team 7 to 2. Our 
netmen's next encounter with 
Union will be at 
nessee, April 16. 

Oratoricals in 
Munger Tonight 

Senior and junior state finals of 
The Birmingham News oratorical 
contest will be held in Munger 
Auritorium tonight at 7:30. 

Dr. George R. Stuart, Jr., will 
preside over the contest. Senior 
judges will be Dr. Frank B. Davis, 
head speech department, API, Au- 
burn; Dr. M. F. Evans, head speech 
department, BSC; and Dr. F. M. 
Cook, past president Snead College, 
Boaz. Judges are to be G. Allen 
Yeomans, head speech department, 
Howard; Dr. J. I. Riddle, president, 
Judson College, Marion; and Dr. 
Alfred O. Canon, political science, 

Serving on the timekeeping and 
ballot compilation committee will 
be Dr. W. L. Spencer, Montgomery, 
chairman, Mrs. Anne Conway, real- 
tor, Birmingham, and Dr. C. J. Go- 
ing, assistant superintendent, Bir- 
(See Oratoricals, page 2) 

Fund Drive's On 

The Red Cross Fund Drive is in 
full swing. The drive this year, 
like that of last year, will be han- 
dled through the fraternities and 
the sororities. The biggest and best 
campus Fluid Drive ever is expect- 
ed by the Red Cross group here at 

Dr. Wesson is in charge of the 
faculty Drive. Joyce Spradley is 
heading the Fund Drive for the 

ond prize, $25.00. If no essay is 
judged to be of sufficiently high 
quality, no prize will be awarded. 
Prize money not awarded in any 
one year will be add«* 
amount the following year. 

4. Tune Limit. All essays must 
be turned in to the dean's office not 
later than 4 p.m., Friday, May 21, 

5. Miscellaneous Rules. 

(a) Recommended length: 4,000 to 
5,000 words. 

(b) All essays must be 
typed, double spaced. 

(See Contest, page 4) 

Pu blica lions Board 
Suggests By-Law 

The Publications Board met 
March 11, 1954 to discuss and set 
up qualifications for publication of 
fices in the coming election and 
recommendations to the Executive 
Council in respect to amending 
Article IV, Section C of the by- 
laws and adding Section f to 
Article IV of the by-laws. 

The amendment would charge 
Article IV, Section c to read: 

"c. Qualifications — To be eligible 
to run for a publications office, a 
candidate must have sufficient ex- 
perience to satisfy Publications 
Board that said candidate can com- 
petently fulfill the office." 

This is a change whereby the 
previous qualification that a candi- 
date must have 5 months experi- 
ence on a publication is discarded. 

The proposed addition to the By- 
laws provides a course of action in 
case no candidate meets the qualifi- 
cations. It reads: 

"Article IV Section f: If no qual- 
ified candidate is presented, the 
Publications Board will recommend 
a candidate to the Elections Board." 

The proposed changes in the by- 
laws must be "adopted by vote of 
the Executive Council and the 
Faculty" in order to become "legal." 

MacMahoii Gives 
Avon Art Show 

Raymond MacMahon, head of the 
Art Department, is being given a 
one man exhibition of 21 of the 
»rtist's most recent paintings at the 
Avon Theatre, Southside. The 
showing was begun on April 1; 
the exhibition will continue 
throughout the month of April. 

Representing 21 of MacMahon's 
most recent works, all the paintings 
have been done during the past 
12 months. The majority of the ab- 
stractions were completed during 
MacMahon's course of study under 
Hoffman last summer in Province- 
town, Massachusetts. 

The work is "abstract" in that, as 
most painting is spatial analysis, 
MacMahon is concerned with try- 
ing to create a new space medium. 
This concept can be termed "space 
today," for it is like all contem- 
porary space: a compressed type. 
(See Art Show, page 4) 

14 Named To 
Phi Beta Kappa 

Beta of Alabama, Phi Beta Kappa, 
takes pleasure in announcing the 
election of the following students 
as members in course: 

Helen Joanne Alvarez, Ann 
Louise Bates, Marilyn Clyde Brit- 
tain, Charles Albert Browdy, Ken- 
neth Roderick Franklin, James 
Royce Griffith, Albert Magne Horn, 
Elizabeth Lee Krueger, Suzanna 
Davis Malony, Roy Ronald Odom, 
Richard Levert Tyler, Jr., Herman 
Rudolph Wesson, Frances Charlotte 
White and Jere Leigh Williams. 

Polls Open April 29 

At a meeting on March 31, the Elections Board made preparations 
for the all campus elections to be held on Thursday, April 29. The fol- 
lowing schedule of events pertaining to the election was approved: 
April 8-15— 

Petitions available in the reg- 
istrar's office. 

April 15— 

1:30 p.m. Dealine for returning 
signed petitions to registrar's 

2:00 p.m. Publications Board 
meeting to review petitions for 
the publication posts, recom- 
mendations to be submitted to 
the Elections Board. 

3:00 p.m. Elections Board meet- 
ing to review petitions and act 


A MAGICIAN IN ACTION seems Dr. Hubert Alyea of 
in the above photo reprinted from "Life" Magazine. Dr. 
deliver his vivid lecture on atoms here April 20. 


Takes Half Hour To Teach 
Frosh Chemistry — Alyea 

At eight p.m. the evening of 
April 20, Dr. Hubert N. Alyea will 
deliver a demonstrated lecture on 
atomic energy in Munger Audi- 

Dr. Alyea, of Princeton Univer- 
sity, will trace in his talk the 
growth of ideas which lead to the 
atom bomb, Racquel's accidental 
discovery of radioactivity, and the 
Curie's isolation of radium; how 
gradually we came to understand 
atomic structure (with a brief dis- 
cussion of the work of Rutherford 
in interpreting radioactive disintre- 
gation) and isotopes — and how to 
smash atoms; how it was finally 
done; and how man has so wonder- 
ful tapped nuclear energy. 

Dr. Alyea will contrast the actions 
of ordinary high explosives with 
those of nuclear fission reactions, 
and he will outline the work of the 

Manhattan Project in exploiting 
fission reactions. 

Atom Efccts 

The effects an exploding atom 
bomb would have on a person some 
few miles away, and protective 
measures against such effects will 
be outlined. 

The nature of H-fission bomb will 
be succintly discussed. A full treat- 
ment of the atomic pile, or nuclear 
reactor, will be given. Dr. Alyea 
will tell also of the various ways 
that new elements are produced in 
it and some of the interesting new 
researches which are being ac- 
complished with radioactive iso- 

After this understandable but mots 
scientific treatment of the bombs, 
Dr. Alyea will discuss the likelihood 
of other nations using the bombs, of 


on recommendations of the Pub- 
lications Board. 
April 26— 

First day that campaign posters 
will be displayed on campus. 
April 28— 
Candidates for all officers to be 
presented at the regular convoca- 
tion. Presidential and Editorial 
candidates will be granted time 
for short campaign programs to 
use as they see fit. Vice-presi- 
dential candidates may also be 
granted time depending upon the 
number of candidates. 
April 29— 
8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Polls open in 
quadrangle. Practice teachers 
will have an opportunity to vote 
at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 
April 28. 
April 30— 
9:00. Results of election will be 
announced at intermission of 
May Day Dance. 

May 4 — 

Runoff, if this proves necessary. 

The election board passed the fol- 
lowing regulations governing cam- 
paign procedures: 

1. No posters shall be placed on 
painted walls since either thumb 

tacks or scotch tape is likely to 
damage the walls. 

2. There shall be no personal 
campaigning on election day with- 
in the limits inscribed by the walk- 
ways surrounding the polls. 

3. All candidates are responsible 
for removing all campaign posters 
in their behalf by 8 a.m. Monday, 
May 3, unless they are in a runoff. 
Persons in the runoff should have 
their posters removed by 8 a.m. 
Wednesday, May 5. , 

The positions to be filled and who 
qualifies for them: 

The president and vice president 
of the Student Body, three men and 
three women from the upper divi- 
sion, and three men and three wom- 
en from the lower division make up 
the Executive Council. The presi- 
dent and vice president must be 
in the upper division at the time 
they assume office in the fall of 
this year. The other members of 
the Executive Council must have 
sufficient time remaining in the 
division from which they are elect- 
ed to complete their term of office. 
(Elections, page 3) 

26 Pledge Frats 

The seven social fraternities on 
the Hilltop announced that 26 men 
pledged fraternities Friday, April 
2. The results of spring rush show 
the following men as having pledged 
the following organizations: 

Sigma Alpha Epsrtlon-^BiU Mit- 
chell and Bob Rosser; PI Kappa 
Alpha— Vernon Brittain, Pierre 
Burns, Ralph Coleman, Thomas F. 
Cousins, Stephen R. Long, Robert 
Miller, Larry Sims, Bob Strong, and 
Roy Wells; Theta Xi— Ted Bass; 
Lambda Chi Alpha— Ed Case, Julio 
P. Cargo, John Cook, Bruce Hooton, 
and Eugene Webb; Kappa Alpha- 
Sam Coggins, Bill Moore, and Jack 
Shelton; Delta Sigma Phi— George 
Anselmv David Bowers, and Wil- 
liam McCormick; Alpha Tau Omega 
—Bill Deane, Douglas Godfrey, and 
Dan Russell. 





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As I 
See It 

In the Spring a young man's fancy 

lightly turns— 
To thoughts? 
I doubt it. Who wants to think in 

the Spring? 
As the immortal bard (whoever 

that is) once said: 
Spring is sprung, 
The grass is riz, 
I wonder where the flowers is. 

Spring has indeed sprung. The 
grass has indeed riz. And look 
around you, you bookworms, and 
see where the flowers is! 

Wipe the dust from your glasses. 
Knock the cob-webs from your bent 
shoulders. Scrape the dirt off your 
cell window. Look up and out 

It's Spring! 

I'm sure this column is going to 
ramble on for several more inches 
about absolutely nothing important, 
so if you're boared, go read a letter 
to the editor. 

I'm enthusiastic — about a thing as 
simple and ordinary and illogical 
as Spring. 

After five months of wind, rain, 
clouds, overhanging smoke curtains, 
chills, and heavy clothes, the earth 
has shrugged its shoulders, stood 
up, shook its head clear, breathed 
a deep, clean breath, and looked 
square into the eyes of a smiling 

All of a sudden the air is clear, 
the trees have that young, green 
look, the rock ground has become a 
soft green carpet, and I want to lie 
under a tree and read poetry, write 
letters, and dream dreams, instead 
of go to classes. 

Is this unusual? Hardly. It hap 
pens every year about this time to 
almost everyone. 

E. E. Cummings wrote: 
Spring is like a perhaps hand 
(which comes carefully 
out of nowhere) arranging 

a window, into which people look 
(w||le people stare 

arranging and changing placing 

carefully there a strange 

thing and a known thing here) and 

Changing everything carefully 

spring is like a perhaps 

hand in a window 

(carefully to 

and fro moving New and 
Old things, while 
people stare carefully 
moving a perhaps 

of flow*»r here placing 
of air there) and 
breaking anything. 

is what Spring does to 
you? Makes you quote poetry. 
Makes you feel giddy headed and 
happy. Makes you want to run 
around the world before supper. 



Ah! In spring a young preacher's 
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of, 
er— house parties. Now, I'm not 
saying that this isn't nice, but even 
common people such as myself 
think of house parties. But, for all 
the saints who from their labors 
desire rest, we say, onward soldiers, 
Christian or not, to the preacher's 
house party. Make your strategic 
withdrawal to the woods. 

But I shouldn't talk like that. 
Talking like that doesn't follow 
strictly the traditions of the school. 
Nothing is worse than bucking the 
traditions of the school. We should 
all (apparently) accept the tradi- 
tions as the thing and live strictly 
by them, rather than moulding 
them to fit life and society as it 
really is. Does the horse and buggy 
fit into life now as it did fifty 
years ago? Or should policies re- 
main concrete and never altered? 

Don't think that I am bitter to- 
ward everything. There are many 
things I like. I like the meals in 
the cafeteria on Saturday and Sun- 
day nights* I like the handy cig- 
arette machines in the dorms; I 
like the baseball team; I like the 
tennis courts (they're good for bi- 
cycle riding). I like the interesting 
convocation programs; and I like 
the intelligent way the activities 
are arranged on the college cal- 

I guess I've been too naive in the 
past to see all these things. I'm glad 
it's spring, 'cause it makes a per- 
son loaf, think, and notice all the 
wonderful things in life. How could 
I have been so naive? 

Dartmouth Glee Club sang one of 
the most enjoyable two-hour con- 
certs last week that this reporter 
has heard in a long time. 

They sang with a vitality and en 
thusiasm that is usually lacking 
in an amateur group on a three- 
week tour. Their program was 
. a. led and interesting, making the 
two hours fly by. Although lack- 
ing in time-worn classic "heavies," 
they sang three contemporary num- 
bers: "Salutation of the Dawn," 
"Song Now Stilled," and "Soldier's 
Song," that were more than ade- 
quate substitutes. 

In this reporter's opinion, "Song 
Now Stilled," "Madame Jeanette," 
and "Down In the Valley" were the 
highlights of the glee club's pro- 

Another high spot in the evening 
was the appearance of the "In- 
junaires." Their informality and 
obvious enjoyment of what they 
were singing was contagious. I 
couldn't help but wonder how well 
their "Song of the South" went 
over in other Southern cities. 

The 'soloists were adequate, but 
not as outstanding as the entire 
group. The group as a whole, did 
its best work in the more subdued 
numbers. In the more emphatic 
ones the tenors became too loud 
and strained. 

The general appearance of these 
Dartmouth men was very pleasing. 
I found my self admiring their uni- 
formity of dress— especially their 
jackets. These items of apparel 
were collegiate without being of- 
fensively so. Well-tailored-award- 
system is what they amounted to — 
and I think it's a fine idea. 

Paul R. Zeller's group furnished 
a good evening's entertainment. 
They're a bunch of nice guys — cer- 
tainly worth asking back for a re- 
turn engagement— MJP 

Fac Facts — 

Wesson, Math, and 


Go Fishing 

Now that Spring is here, the 
Skishers don't have to stay indoors 
and only talk about fishing. Words 
were put into action last week- 
end. The Skishers were on their 
way toward Mitchell Damn long be 
fore the sun peeped over the hill 
Sunday morning. Although every- 
one was disillusioned concerning 
all of the fish that he had hoped to 
catch, it can be said that a good 
timt was had by all. It was a beau- 
tiful day and everyone enjoyed 
being out in it. But the Skishers, 
with a "never say die" determina- 
tion to catch some fish, are going to 
take many more such fishing trips 
this spring. I think that it can be 
said with certainty that everyone 

Makes you want to write a story or 
a sonata before bedtime. Makes you 
want to live. . 
Viva la Spring! 

Cointyper Soon 

Mrs. Margaret Hughes, Director of 
the 'Southern library, has announc- 
ed the signing of contracts con- 
cerning the installation of a coin- 
operated typerwriter in the library. 
Mrs. Hughes' first announcement of 
her plans to acquire this machine 
for the convenience of 'Southern 
students was first mentioned in '.he 
HTN issue of February 6, 1954. 

The Cointype with the famous 
Adler typerwriter, is considered one 
of the world's most complete writ- 
ing machines. The machine is rug- 
ged, made to withstand hard public 
use for years, permitting fast typ- 
ing sans skipping or piling. 

The new machine will have 46 
keys as against 42 on the conven- 
tional machine. These new char- 
acters will prove of special aid to 
foreign language, science and math 
students. The Cointyper provides, 
too, an automatic margin set, built- 
in alignment to provide perfect 
writing lines, a back rest to keep 
written work in view, a one-half 
line spacing for writing chemical 
formulae, and other features. 

The rental cost of the Cointyper 
is ten cents for thirty minutes use, 
The machine will be placed in 
the small conference room on the 
second floor of the library. It will 
be here very soon. 

One of the most versatile men on 
campus, including both faculty and 
students, is Dr. James B. Wesson of 
the Mathematics Department. Dr. 
Wesson is temporarily instructing 
engineering courses this quarter. 
Perhaps if an early riser should 
be wandering in Phillips, he would 
see Dr. Wesson undaunted by the 
time of day instructing the 7 o'clock 
slide rule class. What spirit! 

Dr. Wesson graduated from Phil- 
lips High school in 1938, and dur- 
ing the period before he entered 
Southern, he served as an navigator 
in the Air Force. In his trig clases 
some very— uh— unusual navigation 
tales have been related — just to 
illustrate the importance of geome- 
trical accuracy, of course. 

After graduating from 'Southern 
in 1948, with a major in math, he 
attended graduate school at Vander- 
bilt University, receiving his Ph.D. 
in 1953. 

When asked what profession he 
would have followed if teaching had 
not beer, his choice (is there any 
other?), Dr. Wesson replied that 
he probably would have gone into 
some field of research or govern- 
ment work. 

His activities on campus are 
many and varied. His work with 
student leaders and his participa- 
tion in campus social activities 
have made him well-known and 
well-liked by the student body. 

Dr. Wesson likes to read histori- 
cal novels, and to witness such 
sports events as football, basketball, 
and baseball games. His main in- 
terest, other than math, is his wife 
and family. He and his attractive 
wife are the parents of three chil- 
dren: a girl, 8, and two boys, 5, and 
2. Note the 

Friday, April 9, 1954 
New Books 

Library Gets Two 
Religious Books 

The Interpreter's Bible. 

One of the greatest needs of the 
Christian ministry has long been a 
comprehensive Bible commentary 
that would focus the vast findings 
of modern scholarship on the mean- 
ing of every passage so as to bring 
out the preaching and teaching 
values for Christian living today. 
The Interpreter's Bible is that com- 
mentary. It not only gathers to- 
gether all that reverent, scientific 
studies have discovered about the 
Bible, but also provides the preach- 
er or teacher with practical stimu- 
lus apd help in interpreting its 
truth for those who depend upon 
him for guidance. 

We'll Miss You, Jean 

Jean Seymour, class of '51, will 
be married on April 10 at 8:00 p.m. 
at the Central Park Baptist Church, 
with Rev. Wayne de Honey officiat- 

The groom is Mimms 1. Cleveland, 
an electrical engineer employed 
with General Electric Corporation 
in Schenectady, N. Y. 

Jean is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Thomas Seymour of 
Birmingham and has worked in 
Dean Henry Shanks office for the 
past five years. 

After the wedding, the couple will 
reside in Schenectady. 

Portrait of a real-gone optimist: 
A man whp jumped off the top of 
the skyscraper and as he whizzed 
past the 29th floor said, "Well, so 
far, so good."— Daily Texan. 

will catch his share of the fish be- 
fore Spring has terminated. Those 
who are interested in fishing and 
having a good time outing are cord- 
ially invited to join the Skish Club. 
The time and place^for the meetings 
can be found out easily from any 
of the present members. 

—Roland Jaggcrs 


mingham City Schools. 

Special assistants to the contest 
director, Mrs. Thelma P. Young, 
Birmingham News, will be Ronald 
Goldman, Colleen Casey and Mari- 
lyn Scofield. 

The 18 contestants will speak on 
the general subject, "How can we 
have prosperity with peace?" 

Birmingham-Southern will award 
a four-year tuition scholarship to 
the first-place senior winner, and 
a one-year scholarship to each of 
the remaining eight senior finalists. 
The News will award cash prizes 
to both junior and senior winners. 

There is no admissipn charge and 
the public is cordially invited to 


Volume 9 of the Interpreter's 
Bible, the most recent of the vol- 
umes published, is now available in 
the College Library. The ninth 
volume contains the complete text 
and commentary on Acts and 
Romans. Acts, with the Gospel of 
Luke, forms the two-volume work 
known as Luke-Acts, the longest 
contribution to the New Testament 
by any one author. Romans is the 
longest of Paul's letters to survive. 
Except for the Gospels, the books of 
Acts and Romans represent the 
most important writings in the New 

Acts is the only available nar- 
rative dealing with the beginnings 
of Christianity. It is the indis- 
pensable framework for under- 
standing the work and writings of 
Paul, and the invaluable link that 
provides the transition between 
the Gospels and the other New 
Testament writings. Acts is also of 
significance because the conclusions 
reached concerning its composition 
and content play an essential role 
in determining views on the whole 
process of the development of New 
Testament literature and primitive 
Christianity itself. 

Romans is the principal source 
book for the study of Paul's Gospel. 
It comes nearer to being a system- 
atic and inclusive statement of 
Paul's faith than any of his other 
letters that have come down to us. 
In age after age this letter has 
aroused the church from its leth- 
argy, and given it the power which 
is vital for an understanding of its 

Long before the publication of 
His Jjook The vvaikm Poacher of 
the Ozarks, Guy Howard was in 
the public eye. Several years ago 
he appeared as guest on the radio 
program "We the People," and more 
recently Coronet, Time and Life 
magazines have had long articles 
about him and his work. He has 
served dozens of pastorless com- 
munities in the Ozark area as pas- 
tor, teacher, music director, con- 
fessor and general advisor on mat- 
ters of every description. The walk- 
ing preacher has averaged four 
thousand miles a year for over fif- 
teen years; his salary has averaged 
fourteen dollars a month. Needless 
to say, the mountain folks were not 
flattered by the fun-pokin' pub- 
licity the magazines furnished, nor 
was the preacher flattered when a 
recorded tune "Missouri Walking 
Preacher" (1949), did fairly well on 
Midwestern jukeboxes. Mr. How- 
ard's book of homespun stories are 
told with engaging candor and por- 
trayed with simplicity and honest 
religion against a setting which 
most Americans know little. The 
book is available in the College Li- 

* — By Barbara Dawson 

Life Saving Course offered by 
Anna Lois Cecil and Bill Gandy. 
Offered in afternoon, time to be 
arranged later. See Coach Battle if 
you are interested* 
Planning to start week of April 

Anyone interested in 
taking Modern Dance (in- 
terpretive, ballet) from an 
expert at reasonable rates, 
please contact Janice Lau- 
mer at 57-6381. Classes 
are to begin April 18th. 

Friday, April 9, 1954 


[•he AOPi's have gotten into the 

ing of the new Quarter bv h*». m « ~ Z " 



swing of the new quarter by be 
ginning their Softball practice. They 
have a game next Tuesday with the 
Theta U's. 

District Convention of AOPi will 
be held at Birmingham-Southern 
May 1 and 3. G*rls from Auburn 
and the University of Georgia will 
be the guests of the Tau Delta 

Glad to Betty Ann Howel back 
on campus. 

The AOPis are getting ready for 
their annual Easter Egg Hunt. It 
will be held the Saturday before 
Easter at Charlene Home for Spastic 

The Delta Sigs entertained mem- 
bers and guests at a party held in 
the Cesar Room of Vestavia Temple 
and Gardens Friday evening, March 
26. Entertainment was provided by 
Judith Berry and Mae Mae Neely 
of KD, and Merry Lynn Hayes, 
Maryalyce Johnson, Celeste Wade, 
and Jeanne Waller of AOPi. 

The Delta Sigs held their pref- 
erential banquet in the Shangri-la- 
Room of the Bankhead Hotel. 

Gamma. Phis were honored to 
have their traveling secretary, Mrs. 
M. F. Nimkoff, visit them last week. 
Mrs. Nimkoff was widely enter- 
tained during her stay. 

They had a lovely party by the 
alumnae April 3rd in the sorority 
room. Elise Berthon is the newly 
elected alumnae chapter President. 

ELECTIONS, from page 1 

Candidates for the offices of Editor 
of the Hilltop News, Business Man- 
age of the Hilltop News, Editor of 
the Southern Accent, and Business 
Manager of the Southern Accent 
shall have served at least 5 months 
on the publication in which he 

Toreadors Elect, 
Plan Barbecue 

The Toreador Club held election 
of officers for the spring quarter. 
The new officers are: president, 
Fred McDaniel; vice-president, Bill 
Ausman; secretary-treasurer, Clyde 

The annual barbecue is to be held 
Sunday, April 11, at Green Springs 
Park, starting at 3 p.m. All mem- 
bers and dates are invited. Please 
sign up in the Toreador Room if 
you are going 

Gamma Phis 
Honor Nimkoff 

Gamma Phi Beta's Alumnae Trav- 
eling Secretary honored Alpha Rho 
last week. 

Mrs. Nimkoff is, widely known 
throughout the north and south. 
Her family's history is intertwined 
with much that led to Gamma Phi 
Beta's development. 

Mrs. Nimkoff was initiated by 
one of Gamma Phi's founders. She 
has taught psychology and sociology 
at University of Southern Cali- 
fornia, and Bucknell University. 
She has served as President of Los 
Angeles Alumnae Chapter, Presi- 
dent of Los Angeles Pan-Hellenic 
Council and President of Interna- 
tional Council of Church women in 

Mrs. Nimkoff graduated at Uni- 
versity of Southern California in 

office. All candidates must have 
an overall grade point average of 
2.00 in order to qualify. 

_ _ - * 

IFC Gives All-Campus Dance 

I M mm 


Greeks To Frolic 
In Gym Tonight 
From 9-Midnite 

Tonight at the Gym, the first 
Interfraternity Council dance will 
take place. After lengthy prepara- 
tions by Council Members the dance 
promises to be a great success. The 
IFC extends an invitation to the 
Campus to dance to the music pf 
De Witt Shaw and his^ orchestra. 
The leadout will consists of IFC 
officers and the president and vice- 
president of the fraternities. The 
leading lady, Patsy Pace, PBP, will 
be escorted by Bill Baxter, SAE, 
IFC prexy. The rest of the leadout 
is as follows: 

ATO, Bob Gray, Anne Oliver; 
Tommy Ogletree, Marly n Brittain; 
Roger Clayton, Frances Copeland; 
DSP, Elmer O'Brien, Lee Kirby; 
Conrad Leamon, Ginger Bennett; 
Jacob Leigeber, Samye Sue Mont- 
eith. TX, Ronnie Odum, Janet 
Pilon; Robert York, Nell Dendy; 
Allen Perry, Charlotte Perry. KA, 
Richard Jackson, Mary Helen Alex- 
ander; Ray Warth, Sylvia Dicker- 
son; Bob Morgan, Delynn Arm- 
strong. LXA, Jim Blackwell, Vance 
Sparks; Frank Marshall, Jean 
Clark; Ray Cantrell, Jackie Dem- 
psy. PiKA, Rip Kirby, Mary Neal 
Williams; John Haislip, Nancy Rhea 
Johns; Dave Buttram, Makie Has- 
lam. SAE, Bill Coefield, Kathy 
Hassler; Larry Schiender, Ann 
Gravlee; Bill Baxter, Patsy Pace. 
The Danve will be from nine till 
twelve. The IFC sponsor is 
Bill Battle, Dean of Men. 

RISE STEVENS says: "Not 'til high school wu m 

voice 'discovered'. (I unwittingly sang an octave 
in class.) From tliat day, singing was my love — 
at weddings, parties, on the radio. I studied all over 
Europe before the Met i 

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Friday, April 9, 1954 


Newman To Conduct 
Easter Services At Woodlawn 

A week of unique services begin- 
ning on Easter Sunday will be held 
at Woodlawn Methodist church by 
Dr. Clif M. Newman, pastor of the 
First Methodist Church of Memphis, 

The initial service in the revival 
series will be at 7:15 p.m. on Easter 
Sunday. Dr. Newman will then 
conduct services at 7:15 a.m. and 

7:15 p.m. each day through April 
23. Each morning service will be 
followed by a breakfast in the 
church dining room. 

The Reverend John Rutland, pas- 
tor of Woodlawn Methodist, indi- 
cated his pleasure in announcing 
Dr. Newman as guest pastor for 
the week's special services. 

Bledsoe Does Posters 

Do any of you remember those 
attractively posters that went up 
right before "Simple Simon" was 
produced? They were made by Joe 
Bledsoe, an art major here at 

They were so well-done that Col- 
lege Theatre has asked him to do, 
not only posters fbr each additional 
play, but also two show-boards to 
be displayed on the front of the 
Student Activities Building during 
each production. 

ART SHOW, from page 1 

The major differences between 
the "modernists" and the painters 
of the Italian Renaissance lies in 

Joe is good at this sort of thing 
and wants to go into it professional- 
ly. He is setting up a studio in 
Ramsey and wants to get more work 
to . do— posters, signs, signboards, 
etc. All he wants out of it is the 
experience and the price of mate- 
rials, no money for himself. 

Remember him when elections, 
meetings, etc., come up. 

Today's CHESTERFIELD is the 


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with smokers. Here is the record. Bi-monthly 
examinations of a group of smokers show no 
adverse effects to nose, throat and sinuses 
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CopyrioM 1954, Uootn & 

ALYEA, from page 1 

the necessity for world-wide con- 
trol of these devastating weapons, 
and of the peacetime blessings 
which may, instead, come from 
atomic energy. 

Throughout Dr. Alyea's lecture, 
various reactions wil be illustrated 
with many chemical experiments 
and lecture demonstrations. 

Dr. Alyea is quoted as remarking 
about his lecture: "My talk takes 
an hour and half. I can, under pres- 
sure, give a one hour talk; but I 
cannot cover nearly so much of the 
atom bomb story, since the first 
half hour is required at the begin- 
ning to teach a year of General 

During his talk, Dr. Alyea will 
employ, among other tools: a pail of 
water, one fire extinguisher, a screen 
and two propectors, and two 110— 
volt AC outlets near the lecture 

Alyea's Background 

Dr. Hubert Alyea graduated from 
Princeton in 1925. He then spent a 
year of study at Nobel Institute, 
Stockholm, Sweden. He returned 
to the States to get his doctor's de- 
gree from Princeton in 1929. The 
following year at the University of 
Minnesota, Dr. Alyea studied the 
chemical effects of radium; the 
next year he spent at the Kaiser 
Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, Ger- 
many, investigating the expi^Ton 
of gasses. Since then, he has been 
in the Chemistry Department at 
Princeton. He won the New Jersey 
Section Teacher's Association an- 
nual recognition award for 1950. 

Dr. Alyea's special field of re- 
search is plastics, retarding chem- 
ical reactions, and the action of 
light, radium, etc., on these r* 

VALPARAISO, Ind.— (IP) —In- 
dustry and education have pooled 
their resources to solve a problem 
currently common to all private 
educational institutions— the neces- 
sity of raising tuition to solve the 
financial problem. Valparaiso Uni- 
versity officials have announced 
the leasing of 22,000 square feet of 
property to Branco Company for 
the manufacture of redwood bar- 
becue and picnic sets. 

Get the 



Fine Foods Prompt Service 

Grid Drive-In 

Me at The Grid 

their concept of space. Whereas the 
Renaissance man employed an ex. 
tende form, today's concept 0 f 
space (three hours from Miami to 

I i V- W V. Wi A V. v. i-s ~ w — — ~ t~w»-.v.v 

so excellently revealed by the . 
lections of MacMahon's most recent 
work now on display at the Avon 
Theatre, is a product of today— a 
result of the times we live in. 

CONTEST, from page 1 

(c) Footnotes and bibliography 
should conform to recommendations 
of Foerster and Steadman, Writing 
and Thinking. (This is the textbook 
used in English 101.) 

(d) When submitted to the dean's 
office each essay must contain the 
student's name nowhere in the essay 
except on a separate sheet of paper 
loosely attached to the front of the 
essay. A number will be marked on 
this sheet, which will be detached, 
and a corresponding number on the 
title page of the essay. In this way 
judges will be able to award prizes 
without knowledge of authorship. 

Dr. Christie, Dr. Harlan and Dr. 
Weaver are members of the com- 
mittee in charge. Each of them will 
answer any inquiries concerning 
the contest. 

May Day Celebration 

Biggest Festival Ever! 

Palfery and Haislip To Play Leads 
in Spring Theatre Production 



'Southern is lending Dr. Howard 
Harlan to the city for a spell. A 
great deal oi experts, money, and 
good work is involved in the Co- 
ordinating Council, an association 
of various health, welfare and rec- 
reational agencies. (See Vulcan's 
"From Where I Stand" column in 
last Monday night's "Birmingham 
News" for details.) The work cen- 
ters in the unearthing of the many 
needs in these fields that are es- 
sential in Jefferson County. Further- 
more, a regular staff has added data 
to the already tremendous stockpile, 
and some experts are needed to 
write up the reports of the various 
agencies. Dr. Harlan will do the 
city this service this quarter. 

ODK Makes Awards 

Omicron Delta Kappa here at 
'Southern disclosed its new mem- 
bers last Wednesday at Convocation. 
Those men honored are Roger Clay- 
ton, Paul Franke, Donald Harrison, 
Elmer O'Brien and Phillip Timber- 

Ministerial Assoc. 
Forms Glee Club 

Something new has been added 
to the Ministerial Association which 
will probably surprise everyone who 
has ever heard a minister sing. Last 
quarter during the "Christian Min- 
istery" course taught by Dr. 
Christie a day was set aside for the 
students to learn the basics of mu- 
sic. The class met in Mr. Anderson's 
studio. When the group started 
singing everyone was surprised at 
the amount of harmony which came 
forth. Since that time much enthu- 
siasm has been expressed for the 
Association to form a Glee Club 
and now these desires have been 
realized. For the past two weeks 
Mary Lib MacDonald has been meet- 
See GLEE CLUB, page '4 

Casting for the College Theatre 
production of "The Enchanted Col- 
lege" was announced last Friday fol- 
lowing a three-day tryout period 
Featured in the role of Laura Pen- 
nington will be Gerry Palfery. John 
Haislip will play the role of Oliver 
Bashforth, an English lieutenant 
who comes to the cottage to suffer 
his war injuries alone. 

Pete Halley will portray the role 
of Major Hillgrove, a blind colonel 
who befriends the couple. The mys- 
terious Mrs. Minnett will be played 
by Winkie Hall. Providing the 
comic relief will be Shirley Ezell 
as Mrs. Smallwood, Oliver's domi- 
nating mother, and James Gillespy 
as Mr. Smallwood. Susan O'Steen 
and Bill Gandy will be featured in 
the roles of Rev. and Mrs. Charles 
Technical Director for this spring 
See COTTAGE, page 2 

Vote For Queen Next Monday 

The big May Day celebration is 
currently the project for the stren- 
uous work of numerous campus in- 
dividuals. Co-chairmen for the May 
Day festivities this year are Vir- 
ginia Covington and Betty Hamby. 
Virginia Covington made it known 
the other day that plans are being 
made to try to make this years' 
annual May Day celebration, to be 
held on Friday, April 30, the biggest 
and best in 'Southern's history. 
Miss Covington, furthermore, has 
solicited the aid and cooperation of 
the fraternities and sororities in re- 
gard to the booths. Traditionally, 
each sorority and fraternity spon- 
sors a booth on the quadrangle in 
the style of an old English fair and 
may keep any profit made on the 
booth. This year, ^a cup will be pre- 
sented to the group which features 
the best booth. The booths will be 
judged on the bases of 1) Attrac- 
tiveness, 2) Appropriations, 3) Prep- 
aration, and 4) Popularity. 

In order that the May Day com- 
mittee may assign a specific loca- 
tion for each booth ahead of time, 
it is urgently requested by the co- 
register its plans and how much 
space the booth will require by Fri- 
day, April 23. Please make certain 
that this information is in the 
hands of Co-chairman Virginia Cov- 
ington by April 23. Miss Covington 
can be contacted at the gym, the 
KB room, or the dorm. 

As is shown on the schedule of 
events for this year's April 30 May 
Day (below) the booths will be open 
from 4 to 5 p.m. It is most impor- 
tant to have them ready to open at 
4 and to have people there to boost 
them. As for judges, the Hilltop 
News could not uncover them — 
they are a secret. Walter Greene, 
president of the Student Body, ex- 
plained that the judges will be at 
the festivities incognito, just roam- 
ing around judging. 

Stye fyiltm Sfouifi 

Volume XV, No. 23 

College, Birmingham, Alabama April 16, 1954 



Students Win Top Grants 

'Southern may well be proud of 
the fine showing its students are 
making in regard to grants for ad- 
vanced study. 

Recently announced are the four 
scholarships being won in the field 
of Chemistry. 

Ronald Odom is the winner of the 
biggest award. Dr. Smithey an- 
nounced that Odom has won the 
National Science Foundation Award 
for study at the University of Cali- 
fornia. The grant amounts to $1400 
plus fees and travelling allowances. 

The University of California has 
announced its acceptance of James 
Griffith, who, like Odom, will do 
advanced study in the field of physi- 
cal chemistry. His 
to about $1500. 

Joe Clayton will do advanced 
work in Biochemistry at the Medi- 
cal School here in Birmingham. His 
award amounts to $1500. 

Bill Howard will do advanced 
work at Northwestern in physical 
chemistry. Howard's award comes 
to about $1400. Griffith, Clayton, 
and Howard will have to do ap- 
proximately 12 hours work weekly 
for their schools, whereas Odom's 
grant is an outright one, involving 
no extra duties. 

Dr. Abern" r.y announced the con- 
firmation of Ann Bates' acceptance 
of a $1360 scholarship at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, where 
Miss Bates will do work toward her 
Masters degree in English. The 
See TOP GRANTS, page 3 

Skishers Elect 

The Skish Club met last Thurs- 
day in the basement of Ramsey 
Hall. New officers were elected. 
They are: President, Jim Vallely; 
Vice-President, Joe Tombrello; 
Treasurer, John Greboski; Secre- 
tary, John Satterfield, and Publicity 
Manager, Roland Jaggers. 

Other than electing new officers, 
the date and place for a fishing trip 
were settled upon. 

Magic of Mutual f s "Queen For A Day 
Will Find "America's College Queen" 

The magic wand of Mutual's 
QUEEN FOR A DAY Cinderella 
program once again will reach into 
more than 1,500 college campuses 
throughout the United States to find 
the "College Queen of America." 

She is to be the loveliest, most 
charming co-ed of the more than 
750,000 now atending school. 

Candidates in this glamour quest 
are to be recommended to the pro- 
gram — on entry blanks available 
from the Mutual Broadcasting Sys- 
tem—from April 19 until midnight 
May 7. Each entry is to be ac- 
companied by not more than two 
Photographs. It is from these pic- 

5 Frosh Honored 

Five top-ranking freshman women 
were honored by election to Alpha 
Lambda Delta last week: They are: 
Evelyn Fenn, Winifred Harris, Anne 
OUver, Susan O'Steen and Avlona 

tures that the board of judges will 
select the five finalists who'll par- 
ticipate in the QUEEN FOR A DAY 
broadcast that will conclude this 
search for the "College Queen of 

The only requirements are that 
she be at least 18 and chosen by 
fellow students at her school. 

The five final candidates — to be 
named by the board on May 12— 
will be flown to Hollywood to ap- 
pear on the QUEEN FOR A DAY 
broadcast Friday, May 21 (11:30 a.m. 
to 12 Noon, EST). 

A host of outstanding prizes plus 
the unusual honor will await the 
•Coiiege Queen uf America." These 
will be similar to the gifts that went 
to Sara Ann Starry of Kansas City, 
Kan., U. of Kansas student elected 
"College Queen of America" two 
years ago. They included a new car, 
a wardrobe of specially outfitted en- 
sembles, jewelry, luggage and many 
other items she'll find helpful not 
only in school but later life. 

Queen-like Whirl of Film Capital 
Set for All 

A tour of Hollywood befitting the 
topmost Queen of the realm is plan- 
ned for the "College Queen" and the 
other four nominees. They'll be 
staying, for example, at one of the 
famous Hollywood hotels near the 
center of that fabulous movieland 
capital. Ail-American athletes from 
Pacific Coast Conference schools 
will join emcee Jack Bailey as their 
escorts as they visit film studios, 
dine at stars' gathering places and 
meet movie greats at their homes 
and on studio lots. They'll be taken 
on shopping tours of the style cen- 
ters in that capital and be guests-of- 
the-day in Hollywood's most spot- 
lighted centers of attraction. This 
whirl will start on May 20, the eve 
of tne final election on the QUEEN 
FOR A DAY broadcast, and con- 
tinue through that week-end. 

Two Springs ago, in addition to 
Miss Starry, "College Queen of 
See MUTUAL MAOHJ, page 3 

MB Picks 8 

Mortar Board chapter here at 
'Southern made known its new 
members at last week's Convoca- 
tion. Those chosen for membership 
were: Ellen Bryant, Betty Hamby, 
Lee Kirby, Virginia McVea, Mary 
Katherine Martin, Flora Simmons, 
Joyce Spradley and Sarah Jo Whit- 

Profs Win Honors 

Dr. Howard Creed, professor of 
I^glish, has won a special faculty 
fellowship from the Ford Founda- 
tion. Dr. Creed will take a year's 
leave from 'Southern, during which 
time he will spend a semester doing 
work in New York at Columbia 
University on a course in the Phil- 
osophy of Art. The course will sub- 
sequently be taught in the depart- 
ment of philosophy. Involving the 
field of aesthetics, the course will 
be an attempt to focus art theory 
on certain specific applications. 

The French government honored 
Richebourg G. McWilliams, chair- 
men of humanities and professor of 
English, for research in "interna- 

tional understanding and education." 

Mr. McWilliams received the 
"Palmes Academiques" award of 
France at a luncheon meeting of the 
Alabama Language Association at 
The Club for his recent book, 
"Fleur de Lys and Calumet". 

The book deals with early Gulf 
coast history and particularly the 

See PROF HONORS, page 4 

Tho schedule for May Day is as 

April 30, 4:00 p.m.— Booths open on 

5:00 p.m. — Presentation of the May 
Court (see below for details of 
election of May Court) — Proces- 
sion from Phillips to Library, 
Coronation of Queen on Library 
steps (to be made by Betty 

5:30 p.m.-— Entertainmentr-Old Eng 
lish Play, to be given by the Col- 
lege Theatre under the co-direc- 
tion of Dr. Cecil Abernethy and 
Mary Jean Parson. 
The May Pole Dance, under the 
supervision of the Physical Edu- 
cation Department. Music — pro- 
vided by the College Choir, Mr. 
Raymond Anderson directing. Fol- 
lowing this there will be a Reces- 

6:15— Supper— in front of the Col- 
lege Bookstore. 

8:00— Dance. 
Student Activities Building. Dur- 
ing the Intermission of the Dance, 
the presentation of the award for 
the best booth will be made, as 
will the announcement of the 
campus election returns. Jimmy 
Sanders' Combo will handle the 
dance music. 

Elections, Monday, April 19 

The May Court is, of course, a 
tremendous feature of the May Day 
celebrations. All campus elections 
for members of the May Court will 
be held on the quadrangle, from 9 
a.m. through 2 p.m. next Monday, 
April 19, 1954. 

Five upper division girls and four 
lower division girls will be voted 
for. The May Day queen will be the 
girl from the upper division who 
receives the highest number of 

The May Court last year consisted 
of campus lovelies Jo Ann Gray, Su- 
zanna Davis Malony, Ann Barr, Jo 
Ann Hayes and Gerry Palfery from 
the Upper Division and Frances 
Sensabaugh, Ann Gravlee, Ginger 
McVea and Martha Shackleford 
from the lower division. Miss Gray, 
with the highest number of votes, 
was the May Queen for 1953. 

Donald Harrison is in charge of 
the Dance; Dave Buttram, Peggy 
Massey and Ellyn Etcheson are 
working with Harrison. 

The Supper is under the super- 
vision of Marilyn Brittain and Elea- 
nor Hamilton. 

The May Court Elections are un- 
der the authority of Elmer O'Brien 
and Lynn Crouch. 

Betty Hamby is in charge of Pre- 
sentation. Bonnie Smith and Leon 
Fillingim are working with Miss 
Hamby on decorations and allied 

The Program is under the guid- 
ance and is being planned by Vir- 
ginia Covington. 

Ronnie Odom and Bill Porter are 
helping Miss Covington in this re- 

See BIG MAY DAY, page 2 


Piease pay your senior gilt con- 
tribution of $3 to Mary Jacq Snow 
or drop by the Bursar's office and 
pay it there. Next week there will 
be representatives in the bookstore 
from 8 to 2:30 everyday to collect 

For those who don't know, the 
gift is a 




Friday, April 16, 1954 


EDITOR — John Constat] tine 

Grady Smith and George Allen 


Peggy Noah. Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 

Hutcheson, Grady Looney 

Harriett Higdon, Connie Conway 

AO MAN: Rodney Griffin 

Russell, Winkle Hall, Frances Copeland 


Pbsocided Cbfler3«ie Press 

COTTAGE from page 1 

production is Abe Fawal, president 
of the College Theatre. His job will 
be a complicated one; the play has 
a dream sequence which will call 
for many special effects. Taking 
part in this portion of the play will 
be dancers, and other "Shadows" 

such as the Second and Third Witch, 
the three bridesmaids, cherumbs, 
imps, and children, which have not 
yet been fully cast. 

Director for "The Enchanted Cot- 
tage" is Rebecca Jennings. Produc- 
tion dates have been scheduled for 
May 12, 13, and 14. 

Accent on Religion 
During RE Week 
Here Next Week 

Next week is Religious Emphasis 
Week hexe on the 'Southern cam- 
pus. As has been reported previously 
in the HTN, Dr. Nels Ferre, es- 
teemed professor of religion at Van- 
derbilt University and renowned 
lecturer, will be 'Southern's guest of 
honor for R. E. Week. 

On Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday of next week there will 
be Convocation meetings, at which 
Dr. Ferre will speak. Convocation 
will begin at 9:50 each morning. 

Morning Watch next week will 
feature Reverend Duncan Hunter of 
Alexander City's First Methodist 

A reception in honor of Dr. Ferre 
will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon- 
day night, April 19, at Hanson Hall. 
The reception is sponsored by the 
members of In His Service. 


On Monday, April 12, the follow- 
ing Theta U officers were installed: 
President Flora Simmons; Vice 
president, Jo Taylor; Alumni Vice 
president, Frances Pritchett, Secre- 
tary, Alline Lurton; Treasurer, 
Jeannette Bryant, Editor, Beverly 
West, Chaplain, Freida Lehmenn. 

The pledging of Betty .T*\u Tur- 


BIG MAY DAY from page 1 

The advisors for the May Day 
celebration are Miss Elizabeth Da- 
vis and Miss Marion Crawford. 

Miss Peggy Massey disclosed 
Tuesday that plans are being made 
by the Alpha Lambda Delta group 
to have a supper for the May court, 
for the visiting high school repre- 
sentatives, for former May Queens 
and for May Day workers, Wednes- 
day, April 28, following a rehearsal 
of the procession and coronation. 

Walter Greene and Virginia Cov- 
ington have annjunced the possi- 
bility of having all city high school 
May Queens here on campus for the 

Russell Luquire is handling pub- 
licity for the May Day Committee. 


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So, for the enjoyment you get from 
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Be Happy -Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
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San Jose State Colle* 



ner was held on Monday night also. 

Congrats are still echoing in the 
Theta U room for the four seniors 
who were elected to Phi Beta Kap- 
pa: Joanne Alvarez, Ann Bates, 
Betty Lee Krueger, and Prances 
White. Another honor was taken by 
the new prexy, Flora Simmons, who 
was chosen for membership in Mor- 
tar Board. 

The Theta Chi's closed out the 
weekly coffee hours in the KD room 
last Tuesday night. Donna Mokros, 
KD chapter secretary, attended a 
regional KD conference at the Uni- 
versity of Georgia at Athens last 
weekend. For their activities, Ce- 
leste Hayden and Peggy Massey 
were chosen to represent KD in 
Amazons. Pat Newman and Jean 
Wilson will participate in the May 
Pole Dance. 

Gamma Phi's are looking forward 
to having Miss Peggy Mace, their 
travelling secretary, visit them. 
They are making big plans for May 

A weiner roast on Shades Moun- 
tain tomorrow night has been an- 
nounced by the Lambda Chis. A big 
bunch of Lambda Chis and dates 
were seen at the Pirate Room after 
the IFC Dance Friday night. Lamb- 
da Chis Rodney Griffin, Jim Black- 
well, John Hutcheson, Joe Bledsoe 
and John Constantine worked on 
the IFC cutouts last Friday after- 
noon. All the brothers enjoyed the 
dance immensely. The House on the 
Hill is glad to welcome back Charles 
Copeland for a brief sojourn here 
before he rejoins Uncle Sugar in 

The AOPis are proud of Kit 
Martin who was recently elected to 
Mortar Board and Suzanna Davis 
Maloney who made Phi Beta Kappa. 

The new AOPi Amazon represen- 
tatives are Jeanne Waller and Con- 
nie Jean Conway. The AOPis are 
giving an Easter Egg hunt at Char- 
lanne School tomorrow. 

The Zetas have adopted a colored 
family for Easter. They are bringing 
food for Easter Sunday dinner, and 
baskets for the children. 

Officers for the coming year were 
installed last Thursday night. Big 
plans are being made for the booth 
for May Day, and the house party 
at Panama City next week-end. 


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a year... 

be an officer in 
the air force... 

get an exciting 
head start in 
jet aviation... 


to a great 
team? t 

1st Lt. Herbert L. 
Parks Aviation Cadet 
Selection Team 302 are 
coming to Birmingham 
to show you how. 
They'll be here in 13 
days. Meet them at the 
College Bookstore dur- 
ing their stay. 

Friday, April 16, 1954 



On Convocation 

April 6, 1954 

Dear Editor: 

There seem to have been many 
letters written to the Editor of the 
Hilltop News since "Catspaw"— all 
of which criticized one phase or an- 
other of the skits. 

However, I believe that the skits 
did prove one thing (and did so 
almost unanimously): that some- 
thing should be done about the con- 
vocation programs. 

Maybe I'm just spoiled, but I 
think I have a reason to be. When 
I was in high school, we had ex- 
cellent programs, most of which 
were planned by the students with 
some help by the faculty. Those 
programs were entertaining, in- 
teresting, and not only did the 
audience enjoy them, but usually 
the participants enjoyed the enter- 
tainment. The programs were 
usually rehearsed so that no one 
would have cause for embarassment 
and were really good enough for 
any outsider to see. 

I would like to suggest that the 
Executive Council appoint a com- 
mittee to plan the programs with 
the co-operation of the various de- 
partments in the school. This will 
give variety and spice to our pro- 
grams. I feel that everyone con- 
cerned will profit. 

Could this be done? I would be 
most willing to work with the com- 
mittee to see if it could be accom- 


Judy Akin. 

On "Hillfire" 

Dear Editor, 

I felt that I should make some 
comment about the attitude toward 

in the column "Hillfire". I don't 
exactly know what he meant by 
•preacher's houseparty." Perhaps it 
refers to the fact that our program 
includes time for recreation, fellow- 
snip, and good fun. Sure, we have 
recreation and fellowship. This is 
an important part of the All-Cam- 
pus Retreat just as it is also an im- 
portant part of life, and I sincerely 
hope Christianity never has such a 
solemn, long-faced quality that there 
is no room for good, wholesome fun 
Yet calling it a "houseparty" simply 
because it includes recreation is 
definitely a misnomer. The central 
purpose of a houseparty is to have 
a good time. Therefore all of the 
planning envolves planning a good 
time. However, anyone who sits in 
on the planning sessions or looks 
at the schedule of All-Campus Re- 
treat realizes that the emphasis is 
not on recreation at all. Instead, the 
retreat aims at enriching the spiri- 
tual life. Few who attend the re- 
treat can overlook this central em- 

Perhaps It is called "preacher's 
houseparty" because a lot of would- 
be preachers attend. However, the 
retreat is not just for preachers at 
all. Others are very much encour- 
aged to attend, including the author 
of "Hillfire". In fact, attendance o_f 
more future laymen would greatly 
enhance the effectiveness of the 
program by providing a healthy 
cross-section of background, inter- 
est, and experience for those seek- 
ing the truth in God. 

On the other hand, the retreat Is 
not just a time when those who 
don't "fit life and society as it really 
is" get together and piously recite 
their little platitudes. Nothing could 
be more repulsive to a serious, 
Christian student. Rather it is a 
time in which intelligent, sophisti- 
cated, college students conscienti- 

ously attack their religious questions 
and problems, seeking a more vital 
faith, and trying to do something 
about their religious ineffectiveness. 
Surely it's good sound Christian 
faith to spend some time in a "re- 
treat", for there we can gain our 
bearings so that we won't lose sight 
of important goals in the whirl of 
day to day activities. Surely no one 
could object to that. In fact, I 
imagine most of uss would find it 
time well spent. 

It seems to me that being sophis- 
ticated is more than just the ability 
to hold all things open to question 
and with passionate disinterested- 
ness to criticize the established or- 
der. It is also being able to recog- 
nize the real and enduring values 
of life. It certainly doesn't envolve 
carelessly making charges against 
things about which you know noth- 
ing, or have only second-hand infor- 
mation. I think I should like to join 
with Walter Greene in saying I get 
a little weary of constant attacks 
and criticisms on campus life and 
activities. In the first place, the 
satire and sarcasm often isn't funny, 
but mainly because it is all out of 
proportion to our weaknesses and 
faults as a college and student body. 


TOP GRANTS from page 1 

award includes tuition plus $1000. 

Mr. Richebourg McWilliams dis- 
closed the acceptance of scholar- 
ships in English to Betty Lee Krue- 
ger and Jere Lee Williams. Both 
Williams and Miss Krueger will do 
work on their Master's in English 
at Tulane University, to which insti- 
tution each has been awarded a 
$1200 scholarship. Williams plans to 
continue in his advanced studies, 
having a PhD as his goal. Their 

On May Queen 

April l, 1954 

Dear Editor: 

The Mutual Broadcasting System, 
the world's largest network, anxious 
to demonstrate to the American 
public that to the college campuses 
of our country are attracted the 
most beautiful young women in 
the world, two years ago launched 
it3 outstanding successful "COL- 
test. The response to this initial 
endeavor was so overwhelming that 
we have decided to sponsor a "re- 
peat performance' 'this year. Ac- 
cordingly, we earnestly solicit your 
support and that of your school for 
our second contest. 

Here are the details: 

We at Mutual, and our most 
famous program, QUEEN FOR A 
DAY, want to find THE most beau- 
tiful co-ed in America today. When 
we've found her we want to bring 
her on a glamorous, all-expense- 
paid trip to Hollywood, where we 
plan to shower her with the most 
magnificent gifts and honors that 
,the proudest queens in history 
would have envied! 

This girl may be on your cam- 
pus today. Won't you help her win 
the title of "COLLEGE QUEEN 

Claire Corbin, Chairman 
Woman's Group Activities 

student; Carolyn Rudy of Bluffton. 
Ind., a DePauw University (Green- 
castle, Ind.) undergraduate; Rose 
McLean of Gastonia, N. C. and Bre- 
nau College (Gainesville, Ga.), and 
Florence Stanley of San Diego and 

scholarships are gifts, in that neither 
will be doing actual work for Tu- 

Fred Whittaker has won a $1000 
Carnegie Fellowship at Peabody 
College in Nashville. Whittaker will 
do advanced work toward his Mas- 
ters in Education, specializing in the 
field of Biology. 

MUTUAL MAGIC from page 1 

America" candidates were Shirley 
Stephenson of Shreveport, an L.S.U. 


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to a great 

1st Lt. Herbert L. 
Parks Aviation Cadet 
Selection Team 302 are 
coming to Birmingham 
to show you how. 
They'll be here in 13 
days. Meet them at the 
College Bookstore dur- 
ing their stay. 

How the stars got started.. 

Dick Powell says: "At Little Rock College, 
Ark., I began singing with a ehoral group. 

This was followed by dance-orchestra jobs 
all over the Mid-West — and finally to 
Hollywood. After 40 pictures, typed as a 
'crooner', I finally won a 'tough guy' role — 

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Smoke only Camels for 30 days — 
see for yourself why Camels' cool, 
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I — 

Zetas Take Top Spot 


Friday, April 16, 1954 

Dy Conway and Higdon 

Tht winter quarter ended with the 
Zeta Tau Alphas taking first place 
in the total team points. They edged 
out the Pi Phis for the top position. 
The total points are as follows: 

Zeta Tau Alpha 
Pi Beta Phi 



_o_ 437.7 





Eleanor Hamilton with a total of 
436.2 points for the winter quarter 
leads in the race for individual 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

Kappa Delta 


Theta Upsilon . . .. 
Gamma Phi 

honors. The top ten high point 
women were: 

1. Hamilton (ZTA) 

2. Guy (PBP) 

3. Yates (AOPI) 

4. Hayes (AOPI) 1_ 

5. Conway (AOPI) 

6. Hayden (KD) 

7. Hurt (ZTA) 

8. Massey (KD) 

HILLFIRE Afternoon Cellar 

by Grady Smith 

9. Haslam (ZTA) . 
10. Hammett (KD) 


Ferre Harvard Ph.D. 

Dr. Nels Fredrik Solomon Ferre, 
who has been confirmed the Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week speaker 
here at Southern this month, has a 
most interesting educational back- 
ground. Born in Sweden, Dr. Feme, 
Professor of Religion at Vander- 
bilt University (see the HTN story 
on page two of the "extra edition" 
of March 6), received his AB at 
Boston University in 1931 
dover Newton Theological School, 
Dr. Ferre received his BD in 1934. 
Ferre was award his Masters' at 
Harvard University in 1936. From 
1936 through 1937, Dr. Ferre studied 
at the University of Uppsala and 
Lunl. The widely-known Dr. Ferre 
received his Ph.D. at Harvard in 

Dr. Ferre has held many visiting 
Professorship. He is the author of a 
great many highly considered 

The Vandcrbilt professor will speak 
here on Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday, April 20, 21, and 22 at 

For the fall and winter quarters, 
the Zetas again lead in intra-mural 
points Next are the AOPi's team, 
and KD is third. Total points are: 

ZTA 779 

AOPI 769.7 

KD 707 

Pi Phi _ 647.8 

Ind. 642 

Theta U 576 

Gamma Phi 441.8 

Congratulations go to the All-star 
basketball team: Hamilton, Harpole, 
Haslam, Yates, Guy, and Haydn. 

Softball season started with the 
AOPi-KD game. The AOPi's came 
out on top 11-4. Nancy Graves home 
run was a highlight of the game, as 
At An- was Hayes consistently good pitch- 

For the KD's Hamilton and Folks 
were the stars. 

The Independents defeated the 
Theta U's by a score of 12-6. Nancy 
Evan's homer was the best hit of 
the game. Adams, and Cecil were 
Independent stars. Balch player an 
outstanding game for the Theta U's. 

In the Zeta-Pi Phi game, always 
a hard-fought one, the Zetas ended 
up victorious, with a score of 6-5. 
Loemaker was the Pi Phi pitcher, 
and Hurt pitched for the Zetas. 
Hamilton and Long were Zeta stars, 
and Hines and Kirby and Harpole 
were the stars for the arrow girls. 

I wonder sometimes, if I punched 
one of my friends in the ribs as a 
gesture of just horsing around, 
would he quietly sneak around be- 
hind me and accuse me of trying to 
kill him? He should be strong 
enough, of high enough character, 
that such a punch from a mere mor- 
tal such as I would not phase him. 

Would such a punch mean that I 
am vicious toward all his kind, and 
all they stand for? Would it set me 
apart from him? Would I automati- 
cally be condemned and rejected? 
Would my disagreement (if I did 
disagree) make me wrong? Just 
what is right and what is wrong? 
Perhaps a continual punching in 
the ribs could be wrong. It would. 

I apologize to those who were of- 
fended. I am sure that things aren't 
really as bad as they are sometimes 
pictured. Though won't you agree 
that some things have to be exag- 
erated in order for people to notice 
them? However, I sometimes find 
myself in the way of Erasmus. I 
can disagree and say that things 
need to be altered and changed, 
but lack the know-how, the reme- 
dies for the situations. I leave that 
for those who are supposed to be 
able to change the situations. 

Or should I even mention them? 
Is it folly to think that one even 
reads the trash that I write? The 
chairman of a sewing circle might 
not get the attention of all the jib- 
bering women if she politely tap- 
ped the desk with the gavel. She 
might tap twice, maybe three times 
with no success. But let her knock 
the flower bowl from the table and 
just see what happens. The water 
and the flowers all over the women 
and the floor may not look very 
nice, and the sound of the bowl 
breaking may not be pleasant to 
the ear, but at least the women sit 
up and take notice, though the 
method may be crude and unattrac- 

I would like to say something con- 
cerning the dance last Friday night 
if I may. It was nice. We should 
have more similar activities on the 

I hear that a new and interesting 
feature will be added to May Day 
this year. From all the reports, there 

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1st Lt. Herbert L. 
Parks Aviation Cadet 
Selection Team 302 are 
coming to Birmingham 
iu show you how. 
They'll be here in 13 
days. Meet them at the 
College Bookstore dur- 
ing their stay. 


In a matter of weeks, some half 
a hundred people will be leaving the 
portals of BSC and going to various 
schools over the state to begin a 
career of teaching. 

These people have my deepest 
admiration because in them lies the 
hope of civilization. They have the 
greatest responsibility of any one 
group of workers in the country. As 
they teach the children of today, the 
men of tomorrow will act and re- 

We read of H-bombs, and A- 
bombs, germ warfare, and enemy in- 
filtration. We are worried about the 
1,121,000 mentally ill, drug addic- 
tion, the increase in juvenile delin- 
quency and divorce. But our big- 
gest worry should be the 72,000 va- 
cancies in the teaching field in the 
United States. 

Southern seems to be doing its 
part in trying to fill up those vacan- 
cies. I hope those entering schools 
as teachers next year will remem- 
ber what E. R. Hull said: 

"Our boy may become a very 
Hercules of physical health and 
strength, and yet a perfect dolt. 

"He may be as clever as the devil 
— and yet as wicked. 

"He may be as good as gold and 
pious as a saint, and yet a flabby, 
helpless creature. 

"He may be the pink of aesthetic 
refinement and yet a sensual liber- 

"He may be a perfect genius and 
yet as fantastic as a goblin. 

"The best qualities in one line 
may be discounted or even cancel- 
led by some glaring disability in 
another— the head of gold and the 
trunk of brass and the legs of iron 
and the feet of clay— a bundle of 
disparities rather than a man.' ' 

I can give these future teachers 
my congratulations and encourage- 

will be a queen for everyone. Vir- 
ginia Covington and Walter Greene 
are doing a fine job of preparing 
co make this one the best one yet. 

Billy Hauer told me that he really 
felt like doing his best on the ten- 
nis courts when someone was sup- 
porting him. I'm sure the rest of 
the team feels the same. It's really 
not hard to find time to come out 
and give our team a little support. 
When the matches are played here 
at school, stop by, if even for a few 
minutes, and throw in a good word. 
It looks like the team is doing all 
right and will continue to do so. 

Let's give them a boost! 

GLEE CLUB from page 1 

ing with the group and directing 
them. In the future the group hopes 
to branch out and sing for Civic 
and religious groups. They urge 
every ministerial student on the 
campus to come and be with them 
every Monday night at 6:00 p.m. in 
the chapel. 

Do you plan your personal book 
purchases with as much care as you 
do the furnishings of your room? 
Or do you allow them only the at- 
tention you might give your cur. 
rent wardrobe or your diet of the 
moment? Whichever attitude char- 
acterizes the selection of your li- 
brary, or even if you have no li- 
brary as yet, you are invited to a 
book talk in the Cellar on Tuesday 
afternoon, April 27, at 3 o'clock. 
Or. Francis Christie and Mrs. Mar- 
garet Hughes will share the pro- 
gram, reviewing several current and 
non-current books for variety of 

Although the program is planned 
principally to introduce students to 
the various sources available for se- 
lecting books, it is hoped that mem- 
bers of the faculty will also enjoy 
the special display of the afternoon, 
the discussion of outstanding publi- 
cations of the last year in all fields 
of interest including in particular 
bookmaking awards from southern 
university presses. Some considera- 
tion will be given, too, to the care 
and treatment of leather binding or 
rare books. 

Seniors attending the book talk 
will be invited to enter the Senior 
Personal Library contest which 
closes May 1. 

As you know, the Library and the 
Cellar Book Store and Coffee 
Shoppe are sponsoring a contest for 
seniors designed to encourage stu- 
dents interest in reading and in ac- 
quiring the nucleus of a personal 
library while attending College. 

All interested seniors are invited 
to submit, between now and the 
(deadline, May 1, 1964, a list of all 
their books obtained while studying 
at Birmingham-Southern College. 
The title of each book should be 
briefly annotated, showing what the 
reading of it has meant to the stu- 
dent in terms of broadening his 
viewpoint and personal philosophy. 


found a six-leaf clover 
front of the gym the other day. 


Get the 



Fine Foods Prompt 



eet Me at The Grid 

ment, and add the words of Loretta 
Young, as she spoke at a teachers' 

"As you teach today, our children 
will think and act tomorrow. What 
a power! What a magnificent oppor- 

"As I rejoice to think of what one 
good teacher can do, I shudder to 
think of the endless harm that can 
be done by a bad one. I have seen 
the result in Nazi Germanv and 
Ccrcuiiunist Rujwi*. I can measure 
what would happen in an escapist 
America ... 

"All the world loves a lover. I'm 
no exception. I'm very happy to be 
here tonight because I stand in the 
midst of the greatest lovers of the 
world — those men and women who 
love God and country so much they 
have turned their backs on the ob- 
vious material advantages of other 
careers in order to help mold our 
vulnerable youth of America into 
the kind of citizens every mother 
and father would hope for. 

"For in these future citizens, lie 
the blessings or the scourge of our 

"So I beg of you — as a mother- 
teach them well— teach them the 
love of God— the love of country— 
and the love of their fellow men. 

first French settlement in the Mo- 
bile area. Dr. Emile B. Sauze, 
speaker at the A.E.A. language 
meeting, presented the award on 
behalf of the French Embassy. 

The ALL 
in ALL-Campus 
Retreat Includes 

Register Now! For 
April 23, 24 and 25 


Volume XVI, No. 24 


Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama , 

April 23, 1954 


2 In Race 
For "Veep 


is the time for all 
come to the aid of 



Mummer's Play 
In Old English 
Rural Tradition 

In association with the May Day 
festivities a mummers play will be 
presented by the College Theatre. 
An example of a traditional English 
folk play, Prince George and the 
Turkish Knight was written by Dr. 
Cecil Abernethy, who used th»-ee 
different texts in his writing. 

The audience first meets the 
actors, who, in turn, proceed to 
perform the play. Under the co- 
direction of Dr. Cecil Abernethy 
and Mary Jean Parson, the follow- 
ing cast is now in rehearsal: Bon- 
nie Smith, Mary Hurt, Avlona Yar- 
brough, Julia Bruce, Mildred Ann 
Tatum, Abe Fawal, Bill Gandy, 
Bobby Jett, Roger Clayton and 
Elmer O'Brien. The production will 
contain the elements of the drama, 
the dance (a sword dance per- 
formed by six men) and music. 
The climax of the play will be the 
singing of a folk verse by the en- 
tire cast. 

Posters Go Up 
Next Monday 

Campaign procedures for the all- 
campus elections are as follows: 

Next Monday, April 26, is the 
first day that campaign posters may 
be exhibited on the campus. 
April 28— 

Candidates for all officers will be 
presented at the regular convoca- 

Presidential candidates will be 
granted 5 minutes for campaign 
Programs to use as they see fit. 
Vice-presidential candidates will be 



men to 

Election time has rolled around 
again. An underground hum has 
been overheard all over the campus 
—underground, because no actual 
electioneering has been allowed 
this week. Two people are running 
for the Presidency of the Student 
Body; two are vieing for the Vice- 
presidency; three seek position in 
Men's Upper Division; six seek 
posts in the Women's Upper Divi- 
sion; four vie for Men's Lower 
Division posts; and five are running 
for Women's Lower Division of- 
fices. The four publications posts 
are sought by only four people. 

Two men are running for the 
office of President of the Student 
body. This Council post is the quest 
of Thomas Warren Ogletree and 
Robert Thomas Bowker. 

Bob Bowker, who will be a 
Junior this summer, is majoring in 
pre-law work. A veteran, Bowker 
served in the Marine Corps. He 
serves as vice-president of Pi 
Kappa Alpha fraternity. Bowker is 
a resident of Birmingham. 

Tommy Ogletree is a Junior 
majoring in Sociology. He plans to 
enter the ministry. Ogletree is a 
resident of Birmingham. He is vice- 
president of Alpha Tau Omega 

Vieing for the position of "Veep" 
are two well-known 'Southern stu- 
dents. Candidates for this office are 
Betty Hamby and Don Morris. 

Don Morris is a Junior majoring 
in Psychology. He plans to go into 
the field of Clinical Psychology. 
Morris is a resident of this city. A 
member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, 
Morris serves as vice-president of 
that eroup. 

Betty Hamby, an Independent, is 
a Junior majoring in English. Miss 
Hamby is planning to teach in high 
schools after her graduation, being 
now prexy of KDE. She is a resi- 
dent of Birmingham. She has 
served on the Executive Council. 

A most interesting feature of this 
year's elections is the lack of op- 
position in regard to the four big 
publication posts. The offices of 
Editor of the HTN, the Business 
Manager of the HTN, the Editor of 
the Southern Accent, and the Busi- 
ness Manager of the Southern Ac- 
cent are the goals of one student 

Running unapposed for HTN 
Editor is Larry Mobbs. Mobbs is a 
sophomore majoring in Business 
Administration and minoring in 
Journalism. Mobbs is Treasurer of 
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. 

Connie Jean Conway, running 
unopposed for the Editorship of the 
Southern Accent, is a sophomore 
majoring in Journalism and His- 
tory. Conway is a member of Alpha 
Omicron Pi sorority. 

Mary Jean Parson is running un- 
opposed for the office of Business 
Manager of the Southern Accent. 
Parson is a Junior majoring in 
Dramatic Arts. She plans to do TV 
and Radio Scriptwriting after her 
graduation. Originally from Cull- 
man, Alabama, Parson is now a 
of this city. She is 

All -Campus Tea 

Pi Beta Phi will entertain the 
campus at a Spring Tea this 

Sunday. All Hilltoppers are cor- 
dially invited to the tea which 
will be given at Hanson Hali 
from three to five. 

urer of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. 

is running ui 

Juke Boxes, Darts 
And Fun Features 
Of May Day Booths 

'Southern's annual May Day cele- 
bration will get its official kickoff 
with the opening of the booths on 
the quadrangle at 4:00 p.m., April 
30. The booths—which are in the 
style of an old English fair — will 
include a puppet show, a dart game, 
a "juke box", a lemonade booth, a 
circus side show and a house of 
horrors. Each campus group Is 
urged to register their booths with 
Virginia Covington immediately. A 
cup will be presented this year to 
the group having the best booth. 
The booths will be judged on the 
bases of 1) Attractiveness, 2) Ap- 
propriations, 3) Preparation and 4) 

At 5:00 p.m. the May Court, 
elected this past Wednesday, will 
begin the procession from Phillips 
to the Library, where the corona- 
tion of the queen will take place. 
The entertainment will be provided, 
See Juke Boxes, Page 3 

opposed for the office of Business 
Manager of the Hilltop News. Grif- 
fin is a veteran, having served in 
the Air Force. Majoring in Geology. 
Griffin will be a sophomore next 
year. He serves as treasurer of 
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. 
Running in the Men's Upper Di- 



Friday, April 23, 1954 


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Smith. Mary Jane 

P«f«y Noah, Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 


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Election Race, from Page 1 

vision are: Lynn Crouch, Jack 
Shearer, Conrad Lamon; running 
for Women's Upper Division are: 
Bonnie Smith, Jo Taylor, Evelyn 
Fenn, Jere Murphree, Carolyn Cox, 

and Virginia Covington; in the 
Men s Lower Division are: Edmond 
Case, Bob Porter, Jim Sanders and 
Don McNeal: in the Women's Lower 
Division are: Lena Melle Winters, 
Susan OSteen, Frieda Lehmann, 
Vance Sparks and Berma Jarrard. 

Retreat To Cater 
To Many Interests 

The annual retreat sponsored by 
the Galileans, led by Tommy Ogle- 
tree, will be held at Double Oak 
Mountain State Park on the 23, 34, 
and 25 of April. Everything is based 
around the theme: "Jesus ol Naz- 
areth, What Have You To Do With 

The student speakers for the 
morning watch and vesper services 
will be Tom Hess, Leon Fillingim, 
Tommy Ogletree, and Doris Shelton. 

The Classes will be held on Satur- 
day morning. Among them are: His- 
tory, taught by Dr. W. Wiley; Poli- 
tics, taught by Dr. A. Cannon; Cam- 
pus Christian Living, taught by Dr. 
J. Wesson; and Dr. W. N. Guthrie 
will lead the class on Personal 
Spiritual Living. 

For the platform hours, the group 
will have such dynamic and in- 
spirational speakers as Dr. Paul 
Duffy from Marion, Dr. Parker from 
Montgomery, and Dr. Archibald 
from Birmingham. 

On the retreat last year was a 
fine group consisting of 88 students. 


The newly appointed committee 
chairmen of Zeta are: 

Philanthropic — Ginny Sue Trim- 
ble and Barbara Freil; Life Mem- 
bership—Ann Shaw; Social— Louise 
Carver and Dot Mosely; Activities 
—Eleanor Hamilton and Mary Hurt; 
Publicity— Avlona Yarbrough; Suite 
— Lenita Long; Scholarship— Ellen 
Peake; Standards — Patti Turner; 
Music — Jane Sirles; Magazines - 
Janet Graff; Flowers — Vance 
Sparks. , 

Zeta houseparty is this weekend 
on Panama City beach. 

The Alpha Chi's continue their 
morning entertainments for the 
sororities. So far they have enter- 
tained the AOPi's and the Gamma 
Phi's. Next week the KD's will be 
their guests. 

Congratulations to the new AOPi 
active Charlene Brasher. Last 
Thursday the AOPi's played the Pi 
Phi's a close game. The score was 
12 to 11. 

It was good to see Marilyn But- 
ler on campus this week. She was 
here from Memphis. Tenn. 

The Delta Sigs will hold ther 



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When you come right down to it, you 
smoke for one simple reason ... enjoy- 
ment. And smoking enjoyment is all a 
matter of taste. Yes, taste is what counts 
in a cigarette. And Luckies taste better. 

Two facts explain why Luckies taste 
better. First, L.S./M.F.T.- Lucky Strike 
means fine tobacco ... light, mild, good- 
tasting tobacco. Second, Luckies are ac- 
tually made better to taste better . . . 
always round, firm, fully packed to draw 
freely and smoke evenly. 

So, for the enjoyment you get from 
better taste, and only from better taste, 
Be Happy— Go Lucky. Get a pack or a 
carton of better-tasting Luckies today. 

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Where's your jingle? 

Ifs easier than you think to 
make $25 by writing a Lucky 
Strike jingle like those you see 
in this ad. Yes, we need jingles 
-and we pay $25 for every one 
we use! So send as many as you 
like to: Happy-Go-Lucky, P. O. 
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annual Sailor's Ball May I. This 
year it will be 'an all-campus af- 
fair. The brothers are planning a 
big houseparty to be held at Gun- 
tersville the weekend of May 15. 

The Pikes are very happy to an- 
nounce the pledging of Norman 
Whitefield and Ed Self. 

The Lambda Chls had a grand 
old time at Lover's Leap on Shades 
Mountain last Saturday night. The 
boys -Vr^'un L*rt?Lu« Chi house are 
busy planning for their House 
Party, to be held the weekend of 
April 30 at Double Oak. 

Theta U is giving a parent-daugh- 
ter tea Sunday at 3:00 at Stockham. 
The Mothers Club has bought the 
girls a refrigerator (a big G.E.) of 
which the Theta Us are mighty 
proud and appreciative. 

Installation of new Pi Phi officers 
was conducted last Monday night 
Betty Jane Stone is the new presi- 
dent; serving with her will be Lee 
Kirby, vice-president; ihirley Guy, 
recording secretary; Frances Cope- 
land, corresponding secretary; and 
Shirley Ezell, treasurer. 

A whirl of activities has been 
planned by the group for this 
weekend. Tonight the active chap- 
ter will join the local alumnae club 
in a Founder's Day dinner at the 
Mountain Brook Country Club. 
Sunday the chapter will entertain 
the Hilltop and other friends of the 
group at a Spring Tea at Hanson 
Hall from 3 to 5. The second week- 
end in May will find the chapter 
enjoying a weekend houseparty at 
Camp Winnestaska. 

Several honors have been be- 
stowed upon individuals in the 
chapter lately. Tapped for Mortar 
Board were Lee Kirby and Ginger 
McVea while Susan O'Steen and 
Anne Oliver are new members of 
Alpha Lambda Delta. Senior Mar- 
ilyn Brittain is among those chosen 
for Phi Beta Kappa. New Pi Phi 
members of Amazons are Betty 
Jane Stone and Lee Kirby. 


on campus now— 
»o show you how to . . . 

earn over 
*SOOO a year ... 

become an officer 
In the air force . • • 

get a head start 
in |et aviation . • • 

be a part of a i 
flying team . . • 

as an Aviation CaoV. 
See him while you 

1st Lt. Parks and Avia- 
tion Cadet Selection 
Team 302 are staying 
at the Bookstore next 
Thursday. He will be 
available between the 
hours 8 to 5 to those 
desiring further infor- 
mation on career op- 
portunities in the Air 
, Force. , 

Maxwell Air Force 

Friday, April 23, 1954 



Why So Few? 

The relatively small number of candidates in the campus 
elections seems to indicate that there are few students who 
are able to qualify for the various positions. If this is the case 
we must infer that there are fewer students qualifying because 
there are fewer students taking part in campus activities. 

The situation can only be termed serious when one ob- 
serves that there *rfi nn)y fwr persons who are running for 
the four publications posts. The problem is further accentuated 
by the fact that only three candidates are in the race for the 
three men's upper division posts. 

It all seems to indicate that it is high time for more stu- 
dents to take an interest in the affairs of our campus. Better 
work, especially in the publications field, can only be obtained 
through a greater competitive spirit. 

25 Panels 

Birmingham-Southern College, between May 1 and May 
16, will join with many other liberal arts institutions across 
America to acclaim "Men's right to knowledge and the free 
use thereof," the theme of Columbia University's Bicentennial 
program. It is singularly fitting that liberal arts colleges recog : 
nize this event. In our early history, during the years when 
the blueprint for our nation was drawn, we had only liberal 
arts colleges. Such was Columbia's beginning. And, in our 
present day America, a working industrial democracy, the lib- 
eral arts college is recognized as the citadel of liberal educa- 
tion — the education that befits free men. 

Knowledge, like the air we breathe, is so essential that 
we often take it for granted. Knowledge and the ways in which 
men use it determine the health of our families, the types of 
homes in which we live, the jobs we hold, the comforts we 
enjoy and the whole civilization which surrounds us. The 
struggle to know is one of the most exciting dramas of history 
and every man who 'tries to learn enacts it for himself. 

It is the drama which inspired Columbia University's 
Bicentennial Exhibit of sixty panels, prepared to explain and 
illustrate the theme of freedom of inquiry and expression — the 
mainsprings of our American society. Twenty-five of these 
panels were reproduced in the form of a traveling exhibit ac- 
companied with an illustrated brochure of all sixty panels and 
the commentary on each by Mark Van Doren. 

Birmingham-Southern extends a cordial invitation to the 
community to visit this graphic display in the M. Paul Phillips 
Library, May 1-16. Hours, Mondays through Thursdays, 8:00 
a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:00 
a.m.-12:00 noon. 

A Great Speaker 

Recent memory fails to recall a speaker quite so inspiring! 
We cannot remember a mind so brilliant, a sincerity so heart- 
ening nor a personality so vivid and so exciting on our stage 
in Munger at that frequently joked at and usually just "en- 
dured' Convocation hour as has provided Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity's esteemed Dr. Nels F. S. Ferre. It is very easy to un- 
derstand Dr. Ferre's international popularity as a lecturer, and 
it is with complete sincerity that we echo those words on page 
four of this week's Convocation program: 

/'We feel that we are most fortunate to have him with us 
this week." 

Dr. Ferre's three Convocation addresses on The Christian 
Faith and Education have been extremely outstanding and in- 
teresting, certainly serving to whet the intellectual and spirit- 
ual appetites of many students. We deeply thank those re- 
sponsible for his appearance here this week — and we deeply 
thank Dr. Ferre for coming. As soon as his many duties permit, 
will he do us the honor and the pleasure of visiting us again? 
We extend him our sincerest invitation to do so. 

Juke Boxes, from Page 1 
in part, by the College Theatre's 
presentation ot a mummer's play 
under the direction of Dr. Cecil 
Abernethy and Mary Jean Parson. 
The cast of the play will include 
Bonnie Smith, Mary Hurt, Avlona 

Ann Tatum. Abe Fawal, Bill Gandy, 
Bobby Jett, Roger Clayton and 
Elmer O'Brien. An unusual sword 
dance will be given in connection 
with the play. The dancers will in- 
clude Leon Fillinijim. Ken Lyle, 
Charles Walker, George West, Don 
Continued on Page 4 

As I 

See It 

I'm just a coward. I can stand 
before a crowd and make a speech; 
I can swim in ice cold water with- 
out flinching; 1 can even bait a 
mousetrap. But when I see a tiny 
sign that says, "Dentist," my eyes 
glaze over and my stomach sinks 
to somewhere in the vicinity of my 
scuffed loafers. 

Last week I went through the 
semi-annual ordeal, and I'm still 
quivering from the experience. 

My dentist had called me up with 
thej reminder that I had a bad 
cavity which needed filling, "ac- 
cording to the X-Rays." He said it 
as if to imply that all my teeth 
would fall out and my gums turn 
a nice shade of green if I didn't 
appear in his office by 3:00 the 
next day. 

I appeared. But my heart wasn't 
in it. I pulled myself up the stairs 
(why is it dentists' offices are al- 
ways upstairs?) and leaned against 
his door to rest. I got up off the 
floor and quietly cursed the person 
who had left it unlatched. 

I sauntered into the waiting room 
with a debonaire air, tossed my 
coat over a nearby chair, and fell 
into the nurse's arms, begging her 
to cancel my appointment. 

About that time HE came in. 
I followed meekly into the next 
room, feeling just like Isaac. 

He said, "How's school?" 

I mumbled something like, 

He backhanded me into a chair, 
twisted my head into a vise at the 
back, strangled me with a white 
cldth, and said, "Read any good 
books lately?" 

I mumbled, "Fine," and felt the 
cold sweat trickling down the small 
of my back. 

He picked up a screw driver and 
said, "Open wide." 

I did, and he started tapping for 
hidden compartments, or some- 
thing. He then got an air hose, blew 
out the broken chips, and said, 
"You've got a couple of bad ones. 
Guess we'll have to take this lower 
molar today." 

"Take it where?" I gurgled. He 
just looked at me and smiled. 

He turned to the nurse and said 
something like, "One glimenfloot 
of Aunty's horif gorkin." Then he 
said, "Seen any guod movies late- 

I just stared into the spoUight 
with all the dignity I could muster, 
and ignored him. 

The nurse came back (I presume 
sne was a nurse. She had on white 
hose.) and made him a lateral pass 
with something behind my back. 

He caught my jaw in a scissors 
grip, held it open with a thumb 
the size of a hot dog, and rammed 
a iance down to my heel. Then they 
both left me to recover. 

I smoothed my hair back down, 
wiper the tears away, and won- 
dered how far it was to the ground 
from the open window. 

Pretty soon my tongue grew the 
size of a slightly used football and 
my lip left like somebody had re- 
soled it with sandpaper. 

He came back in, pushing a 
wheelbarrow full of tools, and said, 
"We're ready." 

I tried to say. "I'm not," but my 
tongue just flopped lazily around 
in my mouth and did nothing. 

He pulled my jaws apart, locked 
them in an instrument favoring a 
beaver trap, and went to work with 
the air hose again. 

I closed my eyes and tried using 
Yogi to carry me a thousand miles 
away. The sound of a pneumatic 
drill brought me back. My head 
bounded against the brace about 10 
times and my eyes flipped. I must 
have blacked ouf. 

I woke up with a wet towel 
slapping me in the face. I looked 
Continued Col. 5 this page 

Communists Invade 
Cleopatra's Domain 

by Louis Herzberg 

Recent reports have come from 
Egypt to the effect that a national* 
ist coup is threatening to overthrow 
the Naguib government. It is a 
widely known fact that the nation- 
alist group in Egypt has been in 
alliance with communist elements. 

In our western nations, strong 
nationalism and communism have 
been at opposite poles. In the U. S. 
A., it has been the case that the 
bitterest foes of Moscow have been 
the extreme nationalists, veterans's 
organizations, women's patriotic so- 

To The Editor 

On the Complaint 

Dear Editor: 

The public expression of pious 
sentiments is, of course, no new 
electioneering method. If a candi- 
date can combine this tactic with 
a resounding condemnation of some 
convenient "heretic," preferably one 
whose name is well known, that 
candidate will have possessed him- 
self a campaign weapon par ex- 

It is encouraging to see tried- 
and-true vote-getting schemes put 
into practice by at least one can- 
didate for high student office here 
at Birmingham-Southern. 

Although it is unlikely that this 
particular method will prove so 
successful with an electorate of 
relatively sophisticated college stu- 
dents as with a more representative 
voting public, still it is well for 
student politicians to become fa- 
miliar through practice with all the 
means available for winning elec- 

And then there are those who 
think the candidate in question was 
really sincere in his attack on a 
student columnist in last week's 
Hilltop News. They underestimate 
his political acumen. 


James W. Clements. 

On Parking Issue 

Dear Editor: 

A few weeks ago numerous arti- 
cles and editorials appeared in th*» 
HILLTOP NEWS concerning the 
parking problem at 'Southern. After 
listening to the various pros and 
cons on the subject, 1 decided that 
one main reason for the crowded 
conditions was because of impropet 

With this in mind I began a two 
week survey on the parking spaces 
in the area of the Student Activi- 
ties Buuding and in front of the 
gym. Each morning I measured the 
amount of space wasted by people 
who parked too far apart, too far 
out of line with the other cars and 
in quite a few cases those who park 

At the end of two weeks the 
average was obtained — an average 
of 24 and one -third wasted parking 
spaces per day in a one hour 
period! Would this increase of 24 
spaces in the most needed area 
help? Certainly — and there is a 
perfectly logical (and as far as the 
school is concerned, inexpensive) 
solution. My advice would be for 
the school to mark off the parking 
spaces in order that all available 
space might be put to use. 

Larry Mobbs 

' ESP Meels 

Eta Sigma Phi, the honorary 
Latin and Greek Fraternity, will 
meet Monday afternoon at 8:15 in 
the Greensborough Boom of the 
cafeteria for its monthly meeting. 

cieties, etc. 

Red intentions demand, however, 
that nationalist sentiment b e 
aroused in Egypt and other Arab 
countries in order to diminish 
Western influence. 

Egypt seems to be the present 
powder keg, but one need not as- 
sert his memory to the straining 
pc&t tc remember the Frontier oil 
crisis. Reds influenced the nation- 
alists in order to cripple Britain's 
oil supply. 

The diplomatic crisis between 
Moscow pnd Tel Aviv indicated 
that Russia made friendly over- 
tures to the Arab League. Israel is, 
perhaps, the most westernized na- 
tion in the Near East; American in- 
fluence in Israel is not to be slight- 
ed. Action against Israel is action 
against a stronger sphere ot U. S. 

There is no doubt that the Reds 
hope to injure American prestige 
in Saudi Arabia, for here are 
located American oil interests. 

Returning to Egypt, it is easy to 
see that the agents of the Comin- 
tern are looking toward the grand 
prize of all the Near East prizes: 
the Suez Canal. In an overall view, 
the plan is simple: arouse nation- 
alist antagonism against British in- 
fluence, demand eventual Egyptian 
control of the Canal, and hope that 
by undermining the present regime, 
that a Red-dominated government 
can gain control of the Canal. 

As I See It, (continued) 

up into the grinning eyes of my 
ever-loving dentist. 

I hurried (or so I thought) to th*> 
door and slammed it behind me. 
I , took the steps two at a time and 
bounded out into the cool, fresh 
reality. I felt like Daniel, the morn- 
ing after. 

I have a dentist's appointment 
next week. I don't think I'll makp it 



1st Lt. 
Herbert L Parks 

sn campus now— 

io mow you now 10 • * • 

earn over 
*50OO a year . . . 

become an officer 
in the air force • • • 

get a head start 

in Jet aviation . • . 

be a part of a great 
flying team . . . 

as an Aviation CoaWf. 
See him while you can. 

1st Lt. Parks and Avia- 
tion Cadet Selection 
Team 302 are staying 
at the Bookstore next 
Thursday. He will be 
available between the 
hours 8 to 5 to those 
desiring further infor- 
mation on career op- 
portunities in the Air 
(• force. 

Air Force 


Friday, April 23, 1954 


by Grady Smith 

I'm gl*& to see a speaker come 
to the campus who does not grossly 
insult the intelligence of his audi- 
ence. May I commend the person 
(or persons) responsible for Dr. 
Ferre's coming to speak for Re- 
ligious Emphasis Week. 

Though some of the strict funda- 
mentalists may have flinched at 
some of the ideas expressed by Dr. 
Ferre, it is my opinion that they 
would better themselves greatly if 
they did not flinch, but thought 
and sought understanding. 

True, his ideas are quite modern, 
but should not religion be modern? 
Should it not follow present situa- 
tions and not past situations? 

Posters, from Page 1 

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Polls open in 
quadrangle. Practice teachers will 
have an opportunity to vote at 3:00 
pjn. on Wednesday, April 28. 

April 3©— 

Results of election will be an- 
nounced at intermission of May 
Day Dance. 

Juke Boxes, from Page 3 

McNeal and Pete West. The May 
Pole Dancers, under the supervision 
of the Physical Education Depart- 
ment, will include Joanna Brasher, 
Elaine Fairley, Mary Ferrell, Lena 
Winters, Katy Clark, Mary John- 
son, Amma Hurt, Judy Akin, Pat 
Newman, Sandy Guthridge, Berma 
Jarrard, Jean Wilson, Harriet 
Houston and Virginia Bernhart. 


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The Pi Kappa Alpha House Cor- 
poration announces the first open 
house to be held May 2. 

Bob Bowker and Rip Kirby, ac- 
tive representatives in the corpora- 
tion, have been working on ar- 
rangements and invitations to the 

The furniture and fixtures are 
expected to be completed this 
weekend. Bob Bowker, shown 
above, has been in charge of furni- 
ture arrangements. 

The furniture is all modern, 
stressing wrought iron. The color 
scheme will be corral and sea-foam 
green with natural draperies, which 
will blend with the natural, drift- 
wood interior. 

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Volume XVI, No. 25 


PikesOpen Doors 

Another "All-Campus" event 
is scheduled for this Sunday, 
May 2. This is the Open House 
to be held at the new Pi Kappa 
Alpha house on Fraternity Row. 
The event is outstanding in that 
it is the unveiling of the first 
fraternity house on Fraternity 

The time set for the open- 
house is from 3 to 5. Be sure to 

Pay Up For 
Free "Accents 

There are 142 second quarter stu- 
dents on the campus who have paid 
their student activities fee. These 
students will be entitled to a copy 
of the Southern Accent provided 
they pay their third quarter stu- 
dent activity fee of $2.25. Those in- 
terested in paying this fee are ad- 
vised to see the Bursar, Mr. Wal- 
ston, within the coming week. The 
deadline for paying this fee will 
be Friday, May 7. 

The price of the Accent for all 
students in the third quarter or 
above is included in the student 
acivity fee. 

Yielding Announces 
Renewal of "RD" Award 

The Reader's Digest Association, 
Treasurer Yielding announced this 
week, has renewed its $500 scholar- 
ship fo- students here at 'Southern. 
A student who needs financial aid 
and who is already in school here 
will be eligible. Please apply 
through Treasurer Yielding's office 
or through the office of the Dean 
of Women, Mrs. Sensabaugh. 



r r 


New ODK Man 
Named At Dinner 

After initiation ceremonies last 
night at 5:00 p.m., the five recently 
pledged ODK men were honored 
at a banquet in the Greensboro 
Room of the Student Activities 
Building. Dean Joseph F. Volker 
of the University of Alabama 
School of Dentistry spoke to the 
audience of ODK students and 
alumni on the subject of "The Land 
of the Free." 

One of the highlights of the eve- 
ning was the making of Dean Vol- 
ker an honorary member of the 
Birmingham-Southern College Cir- 
cle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the 
national leadership honor society. 

The new members of ODK, 
pledged at a recent Convocation 
program, include Roger Clayton, 
Paul Franke, Donald Harrison, El- 
mer O'Brien and Phillip Timber- 

Collins Joins Skish 

The Skishers will meet next 
Tuesday, April 27, in the basement 
of Ramsey, in the projection room. 
They will discuss plans for their 
next fishing trip. Anyone who 
wants to get in on this next trip 
is cordially invited to attend the 
meeting and to become a member 
of the club. The only qualification 
to be met is an interest in fishing. 
The Skishers have added another 
member of their roll since the last 
meeting. He is Mr. Collins, the 
superintendent of the maintenance 
crew. If you are holding back from 
joining the club because you don't 
consider yourself a good fisherman, 
your troubles are over, because the 
skishers have as two of their mem- 
See COLLINS, Page 3 


To Begin Here Saturday 

Dorm Girls Serve 
At McCoy Fete 

Tuesday night saw 650 members 
of the congregation of McCoy 
Methodist Church in the gym for 
a banquet. The purpose of this din- 
ner was to explain the needs and 
plans for the proposed annexation^ 
of the new educational building 
chapel, and parsonage. 

There will be a membership can- 
vas by a selected group of 54 mem- 
bers to solicit pledges to pay for 
the $275,000 building program. 

The girls from Hanson Hall 
served the dinner and entertained 
the children of the guests of the 
evening. Fried chicken, a good 
time, and a plea for funds were 
enjoyed by all. 

YWCA To Elect 

"Southern's YWCA group will 
meet next Monday at 10 in Stock- 
ham to hold elections for next year. 

8th District of A.O.Pi will hold 
its District Convention at Birming- 
ham Southern College. The Con- 
vention will be Friday through 

Girls from the University of 
Georgia and Auburn will come 
down for the Convention. Alumni 
from Georgia and Alabama are ex- 
pected to attend. 

The meeting will get started 9:00 
Saturday morning. Dr. Francis 
Christie of 'Southern will present 
the Invocation. Short talks will be 
given by Mrs. Leon Sensabaugh, 
Dean of Women at 'Southern: Mrs. 
Mary Louise Roller, National Treas- 
urer; Mrs. Dorothy Allen, District 
Director; and Faye Hendrix, 'South- 
ern Chapter President. 

Saturday afternoon there will be 
a tea given in Stockham's Women's 
Building at 4 o'clock and all of the 
faculty, sororities at Southern and 
Alumni are invited. 

Sunday afternoon the group will 
go in a body to McCoy Methodist 
Church. There will be a luncheon 
at Stockham. * 

of Campus 

Election Returns To Be Made 
During Dance in Student Ac at 9 

May Queen 
Named at 5 

Come on to the fair! The bis May 
Day celebration is here! 

Through the strenuous efforts of 
co-chairmen Virginia Covington 
and Betty Hamby today's event 
promises to be the biggest and best 
in 'Southern's history. 

May Court 

The May Court consists of the 
following campus beauties elected 
by campus vote last Wednesday, 
April 21: upper division, Mary Jacq 
Snow, Bonny Smith, Ginger McVea, 
Ann Gravlee, and Mae Mae Neely; 
lower division, Betty Ann Howell, 
Susan O'Steen, Julia Bruce and 
Jean Branch. One of the upper 
division girls is the May Queen. 
The Booths 

Traditionally, each sorority and 
fraternity sponsors a booth on the 
quadrangle in the style of an old 
English fair and may keep any 
profit made on the booth. This 
year, a cup will be presented at 
9:00 to the group which features the 
best booth. The booths will be 
judged on the bases of 1) Attrac- 
tiveness, 2) Appropriateness, 3) 
Preparation, and 4) Popularity. 

Total of 719 Now 
Enrolled on Hilltop 

The registrar's office has just re- 
leased the statistics on enrollment 
for the Spring Quarter. There is 
now a grand total of 719 students 
enrolled in Birmingham-Southern 
and the Conservatory. Of this num- 
ber 45 are Conservatory students, 
180 are in upper division, 37 are 
graduate students, and 24 are part- 
time students. 

Of the grand total. 420 are men 
and 299 are women. There are 136 
veterans now enrolled. 

77 seniors are completing degree 
requirements this quarter. There 
are 35 new students on campus this 
quarter. 26 of them are transfers: 
from A. P. I. (4), University of 
Alabama (11) and other colleges 
(11). There are 8 new students, 
just completing high school. The 

M— ! 

Levenson Arranges for 
Future Fiddler's Day 

Tomorrow will see the arrival of 
junior high school and grammar 
school "Future Fiddlers.'-* They will 
be here all day, the program 
planned for them including a morn- 
ing of performance, lunch in the 
college cafeteHq, and a swimming 
party in the gym in the afternoon. 
These youngsters will be coming 
from all over the state with their 

The affair is under the direction 
of Mr. Herbert Levenson, who has 
arranged for the Youth Orchestra 
of the Birmingham Civic Symphony 
to play for them. 

The booths that will be featured 
in today's festivities include the fol- 
lowing so far announced: Alpha 
Omicron PI will entertain with a 
dart board booth; the Zetas will 
present a talent show; the Gamm» 
Phis will feature a lemonade booth; 
the Theta U's will present a juke 
box; the Pi Phis will put on a pup- 
pet show; Kappa Delta will have a 
both entitled May Day Baskets; the 
Pikes will present their veil known 
dunking booth; the Lambda Chis 
will entertain with an archery 
booth; and the Delta Sigs will have 
a comic fortune telling booth. At 
the time of printing the ATO, SAE, 
KA and Theta Chi booths were un- 

The schedule for May Day is as 

4:00 p.m. — Booths open on quad- 

5:00 p.m.— Presentation of the 
May Court. Procession from Phillips 
to Library, Coronation of the 
Queen on Library steps (to be 
made by Betty Hamby). 

5:30 p.m.— Entertainment — Old 
English Play, to be given by the 
College Theatre under the co-direc- 
tion of Dr. Cecil Abernethy and 
Mary Jean Parson. 

The May Pole Dance, under the 
supervision of the Physical Educa- 
tion Department. 

Music— provided by the College 
Choir, Mr. Raymond Anderson, di- 
recting. Following this there will 
be a Recessional 

high schools represented in this 
group are as follows: 7 from Ensley, 
3 from Phillips, 2 from Jefferson 
County high schools and 2 from out 
of county schools. 

There are 2 new graduate stu- 
dents. 75 of the new students are 

The above figures show that 
there has been some increase in 
enrollment. The real increase, how- 
ever, is expected next fall, when a 
larger crop of incoming students 
than in the fall of 1953 is expected. 

Who'sThe Ugliest? 

Girls, do you know a really 
ugly man? You know the type. 
Just look around and decide 
who is the very ugliest boy on 
campus. Now's the time to start 
searching. The Ugliest Man Con- 
test, which is sponsored annual- 
ly by Mortar Board, will take 
place on May 11. Entries must 
be in by May 7, so that the polls 
can be set up. Every organiza- 
tion will sponsor an "ugly man" 
contestant. The man who re- 
ceives the most votes (pennies) 
wiii win the contest. 

Mortar Board will use the 
proceeds for their service proj- 

The winner will receive, 
among a few more prizes yet 
unannounced, two tickets to the 
Alabama Theatre and two free 
fillet dinners at Dale's Cellar. 

6:15 p.m. — Supper— in front of 
the College Bookstore. 

8:00 p.m.— Dance. Student Activ- 
ities Building. During the Inter- 
mission of the Dance, the presenta- 
tion of the award for the best booth 
will be made, as will the announce- 
ment of the campus election re- 
turns. Jimmy Sanders' Combo will 
handle the dance music. 

During the crowning of the May 
Queen at the presentation of the 
May Court at 5:00, two little flower 
girls will be featured. They are 
Susan Blair and Hild Creed. The 
crown bearer will be Bobby Wes- 

The ensemble will entertain dur- 
ing the May Court presentation 
with the rendering of two Old Eng- 
lish May Day madrigals. 

Alpha Lambda Delta Sapper 

This past Wednesday all those 
who have engaged in the prepara- 
tion of May Day and the May 
Queens from nine local high 
schools attended a buffet supper at 
Stockham. Alpha Lambda Delta 
handled the preparations. Among 
those attending were the May 
Court members and escorts, the fol- 
lowing members of the executive 
council: Walter Greene, Betty 
Hamby, Eleanor Hamilton, Marilyn 
Brittain, Peggy Massey, Virginia 
Covington, Russell Luquire, Bill 
Porter, Elmer O'Brien and Lynn 
Crouch; and faculty members Mrs. 
Sensabaugh, Dr. Creed, Dr. Blair, 
Dr. Wep-^r- Miss Davis, and Miss 
MacMahon. Also attending were 
the following high school repre- 
sentatives: from Bessemer High 
School, Karen Keith and Donald 
Stephenson; from Ensley. Ann Har- 
rison and Steve Kimbrough; from 
Hueytown, Carolyn Earley and Dan 
Duke; from Minor, Reda Marsh and 
James Smith; from Phillips, Yvonne 
Richard and James Brasher; from 
Ramsey, Ruth Carpenter and 
Croom Beatty; from West End, 
Katie Haymes and Bill Barnes; 
from Shades Valley, Patsy Andrew 
and Bo Keenen; and from Glenn, 
Beverly Jones and Billy Jones. 
These "nine high school queens and 
their escorts will also be a part of 
today's festivities. 

The Workers 

Donald Harrison is in charge of 
the Dance; Dave Buttram, Peggy 
Massey and Ellyn Etcheson are 
working with Harrison. 

The Supper is under the super- 
vision of Marilyn Brittain and Elea- 
nor Hamilton. 

Betty Hamby is in charge of 
Presentation. Bonnie Smith and 
Leon Fillingim are working with 
Miss Hamby on decorations and 
allied tasks. 

The Program is under the guid- 
ance and is being planned by Vir- 
ginia Covington. 

Ronnie Odom and Bill Porter are 
helping Miss Covington in this 

The advisors for the May Day 
celebration are Miss Elizabeth 
Davis and Miss Marion Crawford. 









Friday, April 30, 1954 


EDITOR— John Constantlne 

MANAGER — Gerry Palfery 


Grady Smith, Mary 

Peggy Noah, Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 



Higdon, Connie Conway 

AD MAN: Rodney Griffin 



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May 1954 marks the 40th an- 
niversary of Chesterfield advertis- 
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pleasure to salute a company which 
has manifested so constantly and 
for so long, faith in the values in- 
herent in the college market, and 
whose products have given so much 
pleasure to millions. 

Frances White, who is a well 
known figure hereabouts, handed 
this bit on Seniors to me the other 
day. She found it in the 8. M. U. 
Campus, the Southern Methodist 
Publication. It was authored by Val 
Sellors. Miss Sellors, who Is Associ- 
ate editor of the SMU Campus, calls 
the story: Nothing About Much Ado. 
Sellors says: 

"There is an epidemic on the 
SMU campus. The disease is con- 
tagious, but not fatal. It's called 

"Listen carefully in your classes 
and you'll hear its victims com- 
plaining of the symptoms. Some ex- 
amples are: "I've spent 17 years of 
my life in school, and I'm ready for 
«-->mething else," or "I know that 
working can't be any harder than 

going to school," or "I've given the 
best years of my life to such and 
such organization and no one appre 
ciates my sacrifice," or "Two more 
months and I'll never have to write 
another theme or take another fi 
naL" Oh, it's pretty serious all right. 

"After four years, the seniors have 
lost a few of their illusions. Some 
are sincerely bitter; others think 
they should be for sophistications' 
sake, but most just like to com- 
plain. There's nothing so good for 
the senior's soul as being able to 
tell an underclassman, "It's rough; 
I've been through and I know." 

"Fortunately, some of the seniors 
are not bitter; they are just tired- 
tired of the many petty squabbles 
and interests they find all around 
them. Since freshman days their 
values have changed, and from col- 
lege they've gained some know?* 
edge, even it is merely of their own 
ignorance. Their seeming lack of 
enthusiasm is not "senioritis," but 
a form of maturity. 

"But back to the disease and its 
Continued on Page 4 



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The Lambda Chis are busy with 
last minute details of their long 
awaited houseparty which begins 
tonight after the Day Day Dance 
To be held at Double Oak, the 
houseparty will surely be a howl- 
ing success— as Lambda Chi affairs 
always are. 

Come Saturday night and the 
Theta U Skunk Hollow Six will 
travel to the University. There they 
will attend the Lambda Chi Spring 
rush dance and during intermission 
they will be featured on the pro- 
gram for the frat men and the 

Last Sunday the Theta U's and 
their parents attended the Mother's 
Club tea hi Stockham Hall. After 
the tea the girls held open house 
in the sorority room where they 
proudly showed the new pieces of 
recently acquired furniture. 

Next week Theta U chapter is 
expecting a visit from National 
President Dee Sims, an alumnae of 
Theta U at B'ham So. College. 

The Delta Sigs were hosts this 
week to Theta U at a coffee hour. 
Plans are also being made for the 
houseparty in May. May 4-7 the 
brothers will entertain their Na- 
tional Field Representative, Mr. 
Jack Dilks. 

Gamma Phi's are planning a din- 
ner party next week. They are also 
making plans to entertain their 
traveling secretary, Miss Peggy 
Mace, next week. The new amazons 
are Gertrude Hatfield, Dbris Shel- 
ton and Shirley Palmiter. 

The Pi Phi's are anticipating 
their spring houseparty at Camp 
Winnestaska on May 8-9. Several 
Pi Phi's will be participating in the 
celebration today. Ginger McVea 
and Susan O'Steen will be featured 
in the May Court while Sandra 
Gutridge and Amma Hurt will par- 
ticipate in the May Pole dance. 

Zeta Tau Alpha wishes to an- 
nounce the pinning of Ann Shaw 
to Johnny Poer, SAE, and Janet! 
Graff to Don Kirkpatrick, PiKA. 
Dot Mosely, recently engaged to 
Ted Whatley of Auburn, will be 
married on June 6. Mitchie Mitchell 
will be married to George Howell, 
Kappa Sig from Auburn on May 
22, and Eleanor Hamilton will wed 
Alan Dimick, SAE, on July 17. 

The well tanned Zetas thoroughly 
enjoyed their houseparty at Pan- 
ama City last weekend. 

The Kit's were proud to have 
Sarah Jo Whitlock elected to Mor- 
tar Board. This afternoon, their 
past president, Mae Mae Neely, will 
be presented in the May Court. 

Administrators Meet 
On Hilltop May 8 

The Association of Alabama Col- 
lege Administrators will meet on 
the Hilltop on Saturday, May 8, 
from nine to noon. The meeting 
will take place in Stockham Wom- 
en's Building. Originally known as 
the Association of Alabama Col- 
leges, the Association of Alabama 
College Administrators has had as 
its past president President George 
Stuart of 'Southern. President Stu- 
art has served as Secretary of the 
organization, as well. Still prom- 
inent in the affairs of the Associa- 
tion, President Stuart is currently 
chairman pro-tempts of the nom- 
inating committee. 

Summer Position 

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profitable Summer work with a Mar- 
shall Field owned organization. Open- 
ings for college men and women to 
assist the directors of 


work in your community. Complete 
training iiven. Company representative 
will conduct personal interviews on 
campus in Room 208, Mnnger Bid*., 
Thursday. May 6, 9 a.m. to 12. 

Friday, April 30, 1954 



Hooray For May Day 

'ZZ ° f HU ' tOP NeWS WOuld ^ s"ess the in, 
portance of one hundred per cent attendance at the llTy 
Day program. There's a lot of fun to be had «. ,1, a 

:* d fs-tw shou,dn,t be ^ "«X m *zi 

bit of the Middle Ages come to life. 

The biggest reason for our hoping that each and every 
student w..l be on hand is that during intermission o he 
Dance p-esentat.on of the awards for the best booth will be 
made. Announcement of the campus election returns will also 
be given. Let's all come to the fair! 

To The 

On Running for Office 

Dead Editor, 

Obviously the reason there are 
so few candidates running for of- 
fices is that would-be contestants 
realize the futility in running. It 
does not indicate, as you intimated 
in your editorial of April 23, that 
no one else is interested; neither 
does it mean that there are no 
other qualified candidates. When a 
competent, capable individual with- 
draws his petition to run it means 
pure and simply that he has learned 
that being beaten by the machine 
is an experience too unpleasant to 
want to repeat. 

The existence of a machine as- 
sures some people of winning a 
position, it is true, but it also de- 
prives a good many candidates of 
a fair chance to win. Actually, in 
a good many cases it makes an 
election a farce. It is most discon- 
certing to hear someone say, "I'd 

like to vote for you, but I have to 
vote for the machine candidate" 
Such a statement seems to declare 
nothing but cowardice. If such an 
attitude prevails, naturally, people 
will lose interest in running which 
will tend to destroy the competitive 
spirit that you claim must be 
achieved through "better work 
especially in the publication field " 
Vours truly, 

Lee Kirby. 

A Reply 

Dear Editor, 

As a member of the Hilltop News 
staff, I read the above letter before 
it went to press and I wish to point 
out a few items overlooked by the 
author of the letter. 

Firstly, according to the official 
report of the registrars office, 
there are now 719 students enrolled 
in Birmingham-Southern College. 
There are perhaps 125 people in the 
so-called "machine." (That is un- 
less you wish to count the mem- 
bers of the counter-machine," who 
are striving for sincerity, experi- 
ence and dependability.) By simple 


by Grady Smith 

All kinds of crazy shacks, people 
wandering around as if ants, 
queens and all sort of crazy things 
turn up. Pretty soon, little girls all 
in frills and bonnets prance out 
and process for some kind of pres- 
entation. A bunch of nuts come 
out on a stage kind of affair and 
start spouting off about an old king. 
I ttdrdi: -that is a new experimental 
class in history. 

But the funniest thing of all is 
a wad of girls what comes out and 
prances about this here funny 
decorated pole in the center of the 
little pasture. They pranced for a 
while and run out of the colored 
things hanging from the top of "el 
polo". Yes, I've learned a Spanish 

A group of people, I think, 
trouped out dressed in the craziest 
monkey suits that I have ever seen. 
I don't reckon that you've seen any 
quite like them. They carry on 
some of the most ungodly sounds 
of "fa la fl fubzb" and such. I tell 
you it was rite funny. Then some- 
thing rite touching happened. They 

arithmetic there are about 600 votes 
to be had by any other candidate 
wishing to run for office— more 
than a majority. 

A candidate would need more 
dissenting votes than those of the 
"machine" in order to suffer the 
"unpleasant experience" of being 

In my opinion Birmingham- 
Southern College has been blest 
with many qualified and capable 
students elected by a majority of 
Americans: America— the land of 

Competitively yours, 

Larry Mobbs. 

Delta Sigs Present 
All-Campus Sailor s Ball 
Tomorrow Night From 8-12 

Senior Women 

To Speech 

All senior women at 'Southern 
are invited to a lecture to be given 
by a prominent Washington, D. C. 
woman, Judge Lucy Howorth. 
Judge Howorth will speak for the 
A. A. U. W. at the Temple Emanu-el 
at 3:30 next Tuesday. A tea will 
precede the speech at 3:15. 

started singing about my old girl. 
I was sorry to hear about her. I 
don't know if you've heard about 
her or not. I tell you it was pittiful. 
June really must have changed a 
lot since I last saw her. It was in- 
teresting to hear though, she, . . . 
well I don't know. 

Then all of us goes down to a 
big spread out affair and all stood 
around like knots on a log, and 
ate. I no sooner had started on my 
fourth helping when I got caught 
in a big rush to "el jiino" (man 
I like this Spanish). 

And, Uncle Zeke, then came the 
cream on the peaches, the dance. 
Man I never saw such hopping. Re- 
minded me of some of the most 
unpleasant duties on your farm. 

But all in all, I think that I like 
this here May Day affair. Some of 
the things reminded me of the old 
box-lunch suppers that we used to 
enjoy so much out there in the 
country. Well, I've got to go. 
Come back to see me, 
Your loving nephew, 


Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Slg- 

Pbi n4st told their annual 
Sailor's Ball at the Student Activ- 
ities Building, Saturday from 8-12 
p.m. The entire campus is uivited 
to attend this informal affair 

The hall will be decorated in a 
typical maritime fashion with nets, 
ropes. saU, life preservers, and a 
real ship, the S. S. Sphinx. Those 
who plan to come to the dance are 
requested to dress for the occasion, 
using something to suggest a ship 
wreck: blue jeans, sailor's suit or 
what have you. 

At this party the members of 
D. S. P. will make known the names 
of their sweetheart and little sister. 
The sweetheart will be selected 
from among a number of B.S.C. 
co-eds, nominated by the brothers. 
The little sister is selected from the 
sisters of the members of the 

Members and their dates include: 
Elmer O'Brien, Margaret Herzberg; 
Larry Mobbs, Marion Moss; Louis 
Herzberg, Caroline Welch; Jacob 
Leigeber, Samye Sue Monteith; 
Don Lamon, Lyndel Allen; Bill 
Wallace, Charlene Brasher; George 
Anselmo, Fela Resha; David Bow- 
ers, Joyce Simmonn. Other mem- 
bers are attending stag. 

COLLINS, from Page 1 

bers Coach "Bill" Battle and Dr. 
"Gus" Herandez, two old veterans 
at fishing who will be glad to teach 
you all that they know about fish- 
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Friday, April 30, 1954 


Let Us Be Kind- 

Wits and Bohemians Figure on Staff 

Inds Ahead In Girls' 
Softball Tournament 

It Was My First— 

What A Houseparty! 

by Young: D. L. Naive 
It was my first houseparty. The 

I Zetas were one of those sophisti- 

cated sarncHjtc 

hat wicked 

"HTN's" Palfery 
Honored this Week 

Gerry Palfery, who holds, among 
many other campus offices, the 
position of Business Manager of the 
Hilltop News, has been honored in 
two separate fields this week. 

It was announced to the HTN 
editor this week that Miss Palfery 
has won the Amy Burnham Onken 
Award for Pi Beta Phi Sorority. 
There are thirteen PiPhi provinces. 
Miss Palfery has won the award 
for the Zeta Province, which 
includes Alabama, Florida and 
Georgia. Each chapter nominates 
one girl. There -are 100 chapters in 
the country. Miss Palfery won on 
the bases of personality, scholar- 
ship, sorority service and contribu- 
tion to campus life. 

The national winners will be an- 
nounced at the National Conven- 
tion held in July at the Roney 
Plaza in Miami Beach. 
The award consists of a special 
3, this pare 

by Connie Conway 

With an all-round team the In- 
dependents have taken the lead in 
the Girls* Softball tournament. As 
of Monday they had a 3-0 record. 

Playing outstanding ball for the 
Independent team has been their 
red-headed shortstop, Marilyn 
Drash. In the starting line-up for 
the Independents have been Anna 
Lois Cecil. Hilda Waddel, JoAnn 
Howard, Betty Story, Helen Hall- 
man, Myrtice Ann Greene, Nancy 
Evans and Gwen Adams. 

The standings as of Monday were 
as follows: 
Team W L 

Ind. S 0 

AOPi 2 1 

zta „ 2 1 

PIPhi 2 1 

KD 0 3 

TV e 3 

Playing top notch ball on the 
other teams have been Ann Yates 
and Nancy Graves; AOPis: Eleanor 
Hamilton and Makie Harlam, ZTA; 
Roye Wates and Jane Harpole, 
PiPhis; Ann Hamilton and Barbara 
Folks, KD; and Evie Balch and 
Carolyn Welch, Theta U. 

school on the hilltop, B.S.C. I was 
a poor country boy from Howard. 

I was frantic when the bus let 
me off at the bottom of that steep, 
winding hill, but my date met me. 
Her greedy eyes devoured me. I 
was so embarrassed, but I fought 
back the tears. I was young and 
naive, and here was a sophisticated 
Zeta. I had heard about them. My 
date grabbed my" t»ag and threw it 
over her shoulder. I frantically 
fought back the tears! (This was 
getting to be a habit). All the other 
boys had on those new-fangled 
vests, and all I had was the old coat 
my granddad used to herd sheep 
in. I could hardly wait to get to 
my room to change clothes .1 had 
bought a new jacket for the oc- 
casion. It made me feel better to 
remember that I had on shoes. My 
fraternity brothers had told me to 
wear shoes. 

My date leered at me. We were 
riding up that hill I had heard so 
much about. She let me out at the 
place I was to stay until I got ready 
to go to Panama City. I wondered 
if the other boys were going to 
wear shorts or whether they were 
going to dress up. You must know 
that it was my first house party! I 
decided to dress up. You see, I put 
two and two together and decided 
that those sophisticated Zetas 
would probably wear formals 
down. My date came for me. I felt 
better now because r had on a new 
shirt. I floated down the stairs and 
saw my date's eyes bulge. How was 
I to know that the neckline of my 

shirt was too low? My date grabbed 
my arm and pulled me over to the 
side. I was so frightened, but I re- 
membered that I was young and 
naive and not uoed to these Her- 
bert-Taryeton-ad folks. To my sur- 
prise, my date didn't try to make 
love to me. Instead she told me to 
go change clothes — we weren't go- 
ing on a hayride, we were making 
a trip to the gulf. I didn't under- 
stand what she meant about the 
hayride business, but I did go up 
and change into my bathing suit. 
She let me wear that. 

I was tired and sleepy by the 
time we got underway; so I slept 
all the way .down. The trip from 
Howard had tired me out. We got 
to Panama City about 9:00 p.m. 
Friday night. My date left me and 
went to her room. I wondered 
where I was going to stay. She 
came back to the car after me the 
next morning at 9:00. I was begin- 
ning to get tired. The human body 
can hardly stand the strain of hold- 
ing up a 50-pound bag for twelve 
hours. But I knew that these girls, 
when they unpack, really undack; 
so I didn't say anything to my date 
I still wondered where I was going 
to sleep. 

My date seemed eriergetic for 

some reason, so she headed for the 
beach. I followed. On the beach I 
drifted off to sleep. I woke up the 
next day, ready to go! I felt so good 
after a few hours sleep. My date 
came up to me and told me to get 
my bag. We were going home. 

It ha? been ten years since that 
house party, but I still look back 
and chuckle at the things I did. I 
was so young and naive. 


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PALFERY. from Column 1 

guard given by Balfour Jewelers 
at the Founder's Day Banquet last 
Friday night at the Birmingham 
Country Club. Mrs. Richard James 
made the presentation. 

Miss Palfery was honored, too, 
by being named first alternate to 
Katherine Gibbs Secretariat SobooL 
A Memorial Scholarship worth 
about $1,800, including living and 
accommodations fees, is competed 
for nationally. Two awards are 
given. Miss Palfery is first in line 
in case one of the two winners is 
unable to attend. 

INTERLUDES, from Page 2 

sufferers, what is the cure for se- 
nioritis? Graduation of course. 
Dressed in cap and gown, diploma 
in hand, even the most seriously 
stricken victim wiU probably feel 
some sadness on leaving SMU 

"In later years, this same class- 
room-type Babbitt wjll have become 
the loyal alunrn, listening misty- 
eyed to "Varsity," reminiscing about 
the "good old days," and remarking 
that college was sure an easy life 
compared to making a living in the 
'hard cruel world." 

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Meet Me at The Grid 

The All Campus Retreat is one of 
the most inspirational and uplifting 
religious affairs that a young per- 
son could attend. The retreat lasted 
three days and was held at camp 
number two on Double Oak Moun- 
tain. There by the water side and 
surrounded by towering pines, ap- 
proximately eighty-five people 
gathered to worship God, each in 
his own manner. The theme of the 
retreat was "Jesus of Nazareth, 
What have you to do with us"? 
Discussion groups were held by 
Doctors Wesson, Cannon, Wiley, 
and Guthrie. Topics for discussion 
were: "Jesus of Nazareth, What 
have you to do with ..." Campus 
Christian Living, Politics, History, 
and Personal Spiritual Living. 
Highlighting the retreat were the 
platform speakers: Dr. Paul Duffy, 
Dr. Parker, and Dr. R. L. Archi- 
bald. Morning watch was held 
every morning and a vespers serv- 
ice every night. One of the most 
significant things of the retreat was 
the meditation period. It was a 
period of silence, usually about 
fifteen minutes long, in which you 
would sit and think about your fu- 
ture plans with God. Even though 
this was a religious retreat a great 
deal of time was alloted for various 
recreational activities such as soft- 
ball, swimming, fishing, and recrea- 
tional games. The food was plenti- 
ful and very deliciously prepared 
by Mrs. McNeel and Rachel, two 
very able cooks. All in all the re- 
treat was a huge success and it is 
the author's hope that all the rest 
will be as successful as this one. 

by Robert York 


Professors here at 'Southern are 
certainly all individuals, but they 
may, nevertheless, be placed into 
several main categories. In order 
that students may become equipped 
to cope with the fluctuating tem- 
pers and moods of instructors, we 
shall enumerate and discuss these 
various types. 

First, and somewhat rampant, is 
the type which we shall call the 
Pedant. Out of class he is decep- 
tively normal-appearing, but once 
in the classroom he acquires a 
musty air. His notes are battered, 
smeared, and discolored with age, 
but their illegible condition has no 
effect upon the practiced perfection 
of his lectures. A photographed 
copy of these notes is indispensable 
if an A is desired in the course. 

"Sorry, Mr. ," he will say, 

in talking to you about your quiz. 
"I think I used remarkably here 
instead of unusually. Try to be 
more precise next time." 

The exact contrast to the Pedant 
is the Pseudo-Bohemian. He is 
easily identified by his baggy 
tweeds, loafers, and generally 
casual appearance. His ledtures are 
spontaneous and, he hopes, vital, 
and are consequently very often 
disjointed. He takes time in class 
to discuss every obvious, irrelevant 
question posed by the more un- 
fortunate members of the class. 
"Yes, sir," he says, "my courses are 
going to be interesting for every 
member of the class." Freedom — 
progress— these are his watchwords. • 
Only one thing keeps him Pseudo 
instead of truly Bohemian— This is 
his insistance upon the students' 
taking all the quizzes and handing 
in all papers. 

This pseudo-Bohemian type may 
progress to the third category— 
that of the Good Buddy. The Good 
Buddy is above all else interested. 
If you are his advisee, he will 
know, within a week or so, all you 
have done and are doing, and will 
have decided what you are to do 
in the future. He is usually rather 
harmless, but can prove dangerous 
on certain occasions where records 
are needed. Never relax your guard 
when he is around. 

The fourth type we call the Wit, 
though we shall refer only to the 
Poor Wit, the True Wits being too 
few to mention. The Pood Wits fall 
themselves into two classes — the 
pient and the Established. The 
Incipient is obvious because of his 
nervous, frightened appearance and 
his haunted look after he has made 
each comment. He should be avoid- 
ed in any subsequent course, since 
he usually develops into the Estab- 
lished Wit. The Established Wit is 
nothing short of brazen. Nothing 
daunts his dogged determination to 
be humorous. It is expected of him 
and he works at it with the all too 
inevitable result. 

It is often hard to tell which are 
more taxing— the pseudo— intellect- 
ual students or the instructors. At 
any rate, let us be kind to them, 
since most of the time they know 
not what they do. 

by F. C. 

Amazon Dance Is Soon 

The annual Amazon Dance will 
be held May 7 from 8 until 11 
o'clock in the lobby of the gym. 
The all campus dance will be a 
backward affair, in that the girls 
will ask the boys. 

The dance will be led by Alan 
Dimick escorted by Eleanor 


Volume XVI, No. 26 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

May 7, 1954 


ee Grasps Gavel 

BSC Spring Play 
Opens Wednesday 

"The Enchanted Cottage" will 
open for inspection this Wednes- 
day night. The cast, directed by 
Rebecca Jennings, is polishing up 
lines and characterization while the 
stage crew, led by technical direc- 
tor Abe Fawal, is putting final 
touches on the set. Even the Stu- 
dent Activities (Building is honor- 
ing the occasion with a new paint 
job — blue spruce! 

As suggested by the title, the ac- 
tion is centered in and about a 
English cottage, enchanted by the 
lives of : ts past inhabitants. The 
story "concerns the effect of the spell 
of the cottage on an unusual couple: 
Oliver Bashforth (John Haislip), a 
crippled World War I veteran, and 
Laura Pennington (Gerry Palfery), 
an exceedingly plain young woman. 
When they marry and come to live 
in the cottage, they find their lives 
transformed by its magic. 

Major Murray Hillgrove (Pete 
Halley), a middle-aged ex-soldier is 
their most trusted friend. He is 
blind, and his servant Rigg (Rip 
Kirby) usually accompanies him on 
visits to the cottage. 


Mrs. Smallwood (Shirley Ezell, is 
Oliver's dominating but amiable 
mother. Mr. Smallwood (James 
Gillespy), his stepfather, is a gaunt, 
solemn man. 

Givens Named 
Exec Secretary 

On April 7 Governor Gordon Par- 
sons announced the appointment of 
an advisory committee on mental 
health training and research to work 
with other such groups in other 
Southern states. 

Named Executive Secretary of 
the committee is 'Southern's Dr. 
Paul R. Givens, Professor of Psy- 

The committee will conduct a 
survey on mental health facilities 
in Alabama. The group was named 
as part of project set up by The 
Southern Governors Conference last 

The committee's aim is to 
strengthen mental health work on 
a regional basis. 

Chairman of the committee is Dr. 
(See Givens, page 2) 


Rev. Smallwood (Bill Gandy) is 
the mild, elderly village rector. His 
wife (Susan O'Steen) is a vacant, 
delicate-looking lady with a feeble 


The high spot of the play will be 
the dream sequence in which form- 
er occupants of the cottage appear. 
These "shadows" (married couples, 
witches, bridesmaids, and cherubs, 
imps, and children) dance in the 
cottage as Laura dreams of the beau- 
tiful wedding she had wanted. The 
choreography is by Gage Bush and 
Barbara Schroeder Morris of Bir- 
mingham, and the dance is under 
their director. Mrs. Minnett (Win- 
kie Hall) is their housekeeper, a 
rather strange woman with rumor- 
ed witch ancestry. 

' The Enchanted Cottage" prqjxy- 
isfcs tc be one of the most unusual 
and enjoyable plays presented on 
the Hilltop. It will be presented 
May 12, 13, and 14, at 8:15 p.m. in 
the Student Activities Building. As 
an all-campus activity, 'Southern 
Students will be admitted free of 
charge and are urged to attend one 
of the performances. 

Jim Blackwell 
New IFC Prexy 

The Interfraternity Council held 
election on May 3. The results are 
as following: Jim Blackwell IXA 
president; Bob Bowker, Pi KA, sec- 
retary; Allen Perry, TX, treasurer. 

At the same meeting the IFC 
started drawing up rush rules for 
the Fall quarter. The group plans 
an evening meeting on Monday, 
May 10, to complete the rush plans. 

The IFC at this time wants to ex- 
press publicly its thanks to all the 
fraternities that took part in May 
Day. The IFC feels that it is highly 
beneficial to the college that the 
fraternities support al campus ac- 
tivities to the fullest. 

BSC Pic In Opera Mag 

A picture of a scene from the 
opera "Amahl and the Night Visit- 
ors." appeared on the May edition 
of Opera News, a publication of the 
Metropolitan Opera Company. 

Plans are now under way for a 
repeat performance next December. 

12 Music Recitals 
Climax Yea r'sEnd 

Twelve student recitals will be 
presented this month by students 
of BSC's Conservatory of Music as 
a climax to their year's study. 

Piano, voice and violin students 
will highlight the series of musical 
exhibitions that will be presented 
in the Conservatory auditorium. The 
public has been invited to attend. 

Included among the artists is Sam 
Green, a graduate voice student, 
who will present his vocal talents 
May 22. 

All recitals will be heard at 8:30 
p.m., with the exceptions of Jo- 
anne Boyd's piano recital which 
will be given at 3:00 p.m. May 22, 
and the series' concluding recital, 
which will be presented by Madge 
Brannon, a junior piano student, 
at 3:30 p.m. on May 29. 

(See Recitals, page 2) 

Not A Puff In The Pack 

The newly formed PNM Club will 
hold its first meeting Tuesday morn- 
ing at 10:00 in the gym. All girls 
interested in joining this band of 
ex-smokers are invited to attend 
the meeting. 

New Prexy Wins 
By Narrow Margin 

The next president of the Student body is Tommy Ogle- 
tree. Ogletree is a Junior majoring in Sociology. He plans to 
enter the ministry after completing his formal education. Ogle- 
tree is vice-president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 

Hamby In As Veep 
Hetty Hamby won the race for the vice-presidency. Miss 
Hamby, an Independent, is a Junior majoring in English. She 
is planning to teach in high schools after her graduation. She 
is currently president of KDE. 

Larry Mobbs is to be the new Editor of the Hilltop News. 
Rodney Griffin is the new Business Manager of the HTN. 
Connie Jean Conway is the new Editor of the Southern Accent. 
Mary Jean Parson is Business Manager of the Accent. All 
four of those publications officers ran unopposed. 

The men in the race for Men's 

Gals Picnic Monday 

The area between the Conserva- 
tory and Andrews Hall will be the 
scene of the first Pan-Hellenic Pic- 
nic to be held Monday at 5:30. Ap- 
proximately 130 sorority girls will 
attend the informal affair. 

The entertainment will be pro- 
vided by each of the sororities, who 
are alloted five minutes. 

Ginger McVea Voted 
Queen Of The May 

Upper Division ran unopposed. The 
three men are Lynn Crouch, Jack 
Shearer and Conrad Lamon. 

Winners in the Men's Lower Di- 
vision race are Jim Sanders, Bob 

Porter and Ed Case. 

Those who won the Women's Up- 
per Division posts are Virginia Cov- 
ington, Evelyn Fenn, and after the 
runoff Monday, Carolyn Cox. 

Women's Lower Division places 
have been filled by Freida Leh- 
mann, Susan O'Steen and Senna 

Election Returns 

57 49 125 

41 103 83 

58 36 122 

(Courtesy Tom McGuire) 

President WM MU WL ML 

Tommy Ogletree 45 42 90 80 

Bob Bowker 16 


Betty Hamby _ 51 

Don Morris 10 

Council Posts 
Women's Upper Division 

Jo Taylor— 17 

Bonny Smith— 21 

Jere Murphree — 25 

Evelyn — 47 

Carolyn Cox — 25 

Virginia Covington— 48 
Men's Lower Division 

Jim Sanders— 182 

Bob Porter— 200 

Don McNeal— 101 

Ed Case — 132 
Women's Lower Division 

Lena Melle Winters — 82 

Vance Sparks — 46 

Susan O'Steen — 87 

Freida Lehmann— 115 

Berma Jarrard — 87 
Run Off: 

Cox— 18 

Murphree — 13 

Preachers Pick 
Marks As Prexy 

At the regular meeting Tuesday 
night, the Ministerial Association 
elected the following to serve as 
their officers for the coming year: 
President, Howard Marks; vice- 
president, George West; secretary, 
Johnny Noe Estes; treasurer, Bill 
Tiffin; intra-mural representative; 
Bill Brockman; fellowship chair- 
man, Gene Davenport. 


On Friday, May 14, the association 
is having a Spring Hay Ride. On 
Friday, May 28, the Ministerial As- 
sociation is having its annual Spring 
banquet and as their guests are in- 
viting all of their alumni who are 
serving in the Birmingham and 
semer districts. 


Friday, May 7, 1954 


EDITOR — John Constantine 


Lead Greeks 

Grady Smith, Mary 

Peggy Noah, Mary Ann Berry, Vance Sparks 

John Hutcheson, Grady Looney 

Harriett Htgdon, Connie Conway 

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Not 100%? 

Are you one of those people who say to themselves, "Well, 
there is no need in my voting; what difference can one vote 

Perhaps the recent student election served as a good an- 
swer to this question. There were 507 votes cast in the presi- 
dential race — there was a difference of 13 votes. Your vote 
could have made quite a difference. (That is if you had voted a 
complete ballot— 10 persons didn't and their ballots were dis- 

A larger percentage of BSC students enrolled (719) turned 
out for the election than has in the past. There is no reason, 
however, why there could not have been 1007c votes cast in the 
election. Voting was as simple as marking a ballot while you 
were eating lunch. 

Remember — the student voter of today is the citizen voter 
of tomorrow. 

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and 
Theta Upsilon Sorority topped the 
Greek's at BSC in scholastic rat- 
ings during the winter quarter, 1954. 

A grade point ratio of 2.6586 was 
attained by the ATO organization 
while earning 1215 honor points 
with 457 hours that were carried 
by its members. was 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon whose point 
ratio was 2.5802 with a total of 1045 
honor points in 405 hours of college 

Heading the sororities of BSC'S 
campus, Theta Upsilon amassed 1189 
honor points in 415 hours to give 
them top rating of 2.8650. A close 
second was Pi Beta Phi whose rat- 
ing was 2.8630. 

The general fraternity average 
was 2.4170, while the peneral soror- 
ity average was 2,6391. The all-men's 
average was below the fraternity 
with an overall rating of 2.3888. The 
all women's average, however, ex- 
ceeded that of the sorority's alone 
with a grade point ratio of 2.7132. 

Combined, the Greeks earned a 
grade point ratio of 2.5327 com- 
pared to the all school average of 



(or, I Was a Critic 
for the P.E.I.?) 

"La Traviata" 

Seems that this old gal Purple 
Veneer is having a gay old shindig 
up in her room. When ups someone 
and points out a gay old bird in the 
corner, Freddy Gearedhorse. 

He comes up and tells her that she 
is his true love from way off. She 
looks at him as if he were duty 
and shoves her guests out the door. 

"Can this be my onlv true love?" 
she asks. "Quit thinking like that" 
she tells herself and returns to her 
bottle. She ain't in good health. 

Freddy's old man figures into the 
picture by trying to cut out his son. 
The old man talks Purple into go- 
ing back to Paris. His daughter can't 
get hitched. 

Another party pops up somehow. 
It's at somebody's house. Freddy 
comes in and throws his chips on 
the toes of Purple. At this point, 
Freddy's old man saunters in. Quite 
a mixed-up, mushy love scene ap- 
pears, to no good. 

Later she sits at home diseased. 
She read's a letter and her true 
love returns. 

There they are, clung to eac^i 
other, planning for their future life. 
She dies on the couch. 

"La Boheme" 

There's a feller called Rudolph, 
one called Marsh-mellow, one called 
Shrapnel, and one called Cowline. 

The plot of the thing is so derned 
complicated that any feller with 
common horsesense would go crazy. 
I understood it exceeding well. 
A gal called May-May staggers 

As I 
See It 


The clouds drift lazily by in a 
clear blue sky. The wind blows 
only faintly through the meditating 

Softly the singing sparrows circle 
back to their own private nooks. 
The brightly plumaged blue jays 
and robins shield their colors with 
. l.adows and tuck their ht^*- un- 
der their wings (or another year. 

The strutting cocks and hens are 
satisfied with the admiration and 
have gone back to baser tasks, like 
eating and sleeping. 

The crows have finally ceased 
their screaming and have left a 
silence more profound than any of 
their caws. The owls, in all their 
wisdom, have retreated to their con- 
templation, after a short forray. 

The rabbit, with his scurryings 
and burrowings, now can find the 
time and place for his activities, 
with no interferences. The plodding, 
unknowing turtle, who has had no 
idea of what has been going on, 
looks up to see his way unobstruct- 
ed in all directions. 

Peace has come to the Hilltop. 

Phi Siga Hold Fete 

Phi Sigma Iota held its last meet- 
ing of the quarter, a banquet, Thurs- 
day night. At this time officers 
were elected. They will be announc- 
ed in the next 

Evans Talks In Ohio 

Dr. Fred Evans, head of the BSC 
speech department, recently spoke 
before the Ohio State Speech 
Therapy Association on the subject 
of speech therapy. 

in. Rudolph takes her, down to 
the restaurant where the others are 
eating, to get something io eat. 
Musseca, an old gal of Marshmel- 
low's comes in and clings upon him. 

Again staggers in May-Day, who 
ain't so well neither. May-May is 
carried home, put to hed and dies 
as Rudolph realized her love. Mus- 
seca and Marshmellow reunite after 
seeing the touching scene. 

Mrs. Schwartz Has 
Very Busy Schedule 


One of the busiest faculty mem- 
bers on campus is Mrs. Dorothy 
Schwartz, instructor in dramatics. 
Besides teaching dramatics and edu- 
cation courses at BSC she teaches 
creative dramatics in one of the 
city elementary schools. This past 
winter quarter when the College 
Theatre adopted the Children's 
Theatre as one of its projects, Mrs. 
Schwartz very ably directed the 
piay "Simple Simon." 

Besides instructing in the schools, 
Mrs Schwartz is a volunteer work- 
er with the Junior League, which 
sponsors the Birmingham Junior 
programs. Greatly demanded as a 
speaker, Mrs. Schwartz often ap- 
pears before Dramatics Clubs and 
Thespian troops of the city. 

Mrs. Schwartz attended Hattis- 
burg, Mississippi High School and 
graduated from Mississippi State 
College for Women. She received 
her professional training at the 
American Academy of Dramatic 
Arts in New York City. 

With the coliege dranii depart- 
ment since it was started, Mrs. 
Schwartz has also served as ad- 
missions director for the school. 

Mrs. Schwartz states that she en- 
joys her work because she is con- 
stantly in contact with human be- 
ings. One of the rewards of her 
work with the college dramatics de- 
partment is that the college works 
with and fits into the community. 

The Alpha Chi's are proud of their 
new active, Sis Mobley. She was 
initiated *Tuesday night, May 4. 

Gamma Phi's sold one hundred 
dozen donuts last Saturday. The so- 
rority plans to sell them again Sat- 
urday week. If any of the sororities 
or fraternities would like to order, 
see Joyce Hyde or Shirley Palmiter. 

They are happy to have Miss Peg- 
gy Mace, their traveling secretary 
spend this week with them. She has 
been widely entertained during her 

The Theta Chi's are having their 
annual house party this week end 
(May, 7, 8. and 9) at Double Oak 
Park. They all feel that it will be 
a big success. 

The Delta Sigs entertained the 
Zetas at a coffee hour Monday 
night. The brothers are looking for- 
ward to the annual houseparty, to 
be held at Guntersville the week- 
end of May 15. 

Election of officers was held Mon- 
day night. Conrad Lamon is new 
Delta Sig president; Don Lamon, 
vice-president; John Hook, secre- 
tary; Jacob Leigeber, treasurer; and 
James Issos, sergeant-at-arms. 

Tomorrow the Theta U's will hold 
.an all-day rush conference which 
will be conducted by Mrs. W. D. 
Sims, Jr., of Montgomery, national 
president and active alum. 

Tomorrow night the sorority will 
attend the wedding of one of the 
members, Jane Thomas and Charles 
Walker at McCoy. 

The Delta Sig Sailor's Ball was 
the scene of the cornation of the 
new sweetheart of the chapter, Miss 
Samye Sue Monteith, "of AOPi. The 
little sister for the coming year 
will be Miss Margaret Herzberg. 

The Zeta's are very excited over 
the fact that they won the cup for 
the best booth on May Day. We all 
think that Mary Hurt did an ex- 
cellent job as chairman. 

Participating in the Mummers 
Play were Mary Jean Parsons, stu- 
dent director, Avlona Yarbrough, 
Mary Hurt, and Patti Turner. 

Dancing in the May Pole Dance 
were Katy Clark and Judy Akin. 

Ann Gravlee, Zeta president, was 
in the May Court, escorted by Larry 

Saturday, May 8, a party will be 
given for the active members of 
Pi Kappa Alpha at the fraternity 
house. The party, given by the 
pledges, will be a hamburger fry 
and dance. 

The Pike houseparty will be held 
on the weekend of the 14, 15 and 
16 of May at Double Oak. Jim 
Young is in charge of committees 
and arrangements. Several of the 
members will be participating in the 
Spring College Theatre production 
and the performance of the "Crea- 
tion" which will be held the same 

The Lambda Chi's were very sat- 
isfied with the houseparty they had 
last weekend at Double Oak. Every- 
one had a most enjoyable time. En- 
tertainment chairman was Gene 
Bishop. Special thanks to Rollo 
Farnham, Dolores Brow and Ed 
Case for providing music. 

The KD's met in the sorority room 
Monday night for a buffet supper 
provided by the Mothers Club. 

RECITAL, from page 1 

Seniors making degree recitals in- 
clude Margaret Hugen, piano, May 
16; Mrs. D. H. Guldberg, violin, 
May 17; Nancy Oliver, piano, May 
19; and Ramon Unruh, voice, Mav 

Others participating, and the 
dates of presentation, as announced 
by Director Hugh Thomas are as 

Deborah Smith, a piano student 
in her sophomore year, will be 
heard on May 13; Lois Neely, a 
high school senior and Phi Beta 
Kappa Scholarship winner will give 
a piano recital on May 10; Albert 
Owens, also a piano student in his 
junior year will be heard on May 
21; and Dorethea James and Mary 
Katherine Martin will be present a 
joint violin-voice on May 28. 

Skish, Headed By 
Hawk, Plan Outing 

The Disciples of Hawk (the Skish 
Club) have planned another fishing 
trip. In case some of you don't know 
to whom I refer when I speak of 
the Disciples of Hawk I shall give 
you a brief background of the 
founder and the founding of this 
"school of thought." I think that 
you all know the founder. He is 
one of our emminent contemporary 
thinkers, whom we have had the 
honor of having on the campus as 
head of the economics department. 
He is Dr. Hawk! He has summarized 
(See Skish. page 3) 

Who Will He Be? 

Vote For Ugly 
Man Tuesday 

The voting for the annual Mortar 
Board sponsored "Ugly Man Con- 
test" will begin at 8:00, May 11 on 
the Quandrangle. For a penny per 
vote you can make your choice of 
the candidates. The entries, thus 
I far, include Joe Legg, sponsored by 
Pi Beta Phi; Bobby Jett, sponsored 
by Alpha Omicron Pi; Grady 
Looney, sponsored by Kappa Delta; 
Russell Luquire, sponsored by Zeta 
Tapu Alpha; John Constantine, 
sponsored by Theta Upsilon; James 
Bedsole, sponsored by the Independ- 
ent Women; and Jim Young, PiKA. 

The winner will be named Wed- 
nesday and will receive a list of 
prizes including two theatre tickets 
from the Alabama Theatre, two fil- 
let dinners from Dale's Cellar, a 
tie from Odum, Bowers and White, 
and a corsage from Carr Floral 

The proceeds will be used by 
Mortar Board for their service pro- 

Noted Dignitaries Seen 
At Pike Open House 

GIVENS, from page 1 

Frank A. Kay. Others in the group 
are: Dr. D. G. Gill, Dr. John M. 
McKee, and Dr. J. S. Tarwater. 

The new publicity chairman 
Y.W.C.A. is Virginia Covington. 


The official opening of the new 
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house 
Sunday was a big success. Approxi- 
mately 200 people attended the 
event. Prominent alumni present 
were Senator John Sparkman, 
Henry T. Shanks, and several past 
national officers. Darcey Tatum, the 
architect, was of the admirers. 

This is the newest and most mod- 
ern chapter house in the state. The 
furniture is all modern, stressing 
wrought iron. The color scheme is 
coral and sea-foam green with na- 
tural draperies, which blend with 
the natural driftwood interior 

The large octagonal living room 
was filled to capacity all afternoon. 
Representatives from the seven so- 
rorities on the campus, Kit Martin, 
Nancy Graves, Susan O'Steen, De- 
lores Lay ton, Janet Graff, Martha 
Hughes, Winnifred Harris, Joyce 
Hyde, served as hostesses. 

The Mothers' Club and Earl Nor- 
wood, an alumnus, worked togeth- 
ed in providing refreshments for the 

Pictured above are members (left 
to right) Rip Kirby, Bob Bowker, 
Willie Hauer, and Dave Buttram. 

Friday, May 7, 1954 

Choir To Present 
Haydn's "Creation" 


In one of the most important un- 
dertakings of the year, the BSC 
choir, under the direction of Dr. 
Raymond Anderson, will present 
Hayln's "The Creation" Sunday, 
May 16 at Munger Auditorium. 

Among the noted artists, the choir 
will feature Soprano Mary Evelyn 
Anderson, and Tenor Walter Morris, 
both celebrated soloists from Lex- 
ington, Kentucky, who have ap- 
peared in numerous oratories in 
the Blue Grass metropolis. 

The baritone voice of Thomas 
Pyle, renown singer with the Rob- 
ert Shaw Chorale will also be high- 

Two local Southern soloists, Grady 


Smith and Mildred Ann Tatum, are 
also billed to contribute their tal- 
ents in the major choral under- 
taking. Smith, who sings bass, and 
Miss Tatum, soprano, have appeared 
many time in the Birmingha 
area, and their talents are 
known throughout this city. 

An interesting fact concerning this 
work is the use of Robert Shaw's 
translation from the original Ger- 
man of Haydn which more nearly 
comes to meaning than the trans- 
lation now being used. The trans- 
lation has not yet been published 
and is being used by the BSC choir 
through special permission of Mr. 

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SKISH, from page 2) 

his code of ethics in two short 
words, "fair play." If you will put 
thought to these two short words 
you will see that they are self ex- 
planatory, and that they carry a 
lot of weight. His philosophy is al- 
most as compact as his code of 
ethics and has just as much validity 
to it. He long ago, came to the 
conclusion that "the world is too 
much with is" and that it has be- 
come too complicated for the aver- 
age mind to bear. See, he thinks 
that the way to release some of this 
tension created by all of this com- 
plication is to go fishing and forget 
it all. He also thinks that one can 
get closer to the "ultimate" by put- 
ting himself in communion with 
nature. So with a philosophy like 
this he naturally founded a school 
of thought which comes under the 
auspices of the Skish Club, a fish- 
ing club, and choose young men 
who had a genuine interest in fish- 
ing to join it. 

As was mentioned above, these 
young men, his disciples, are going 
to Guntersville Dam the weekend 

Swim Meet At BSC 

Shades Valley High School will 
hold its swimming meet tomorrow 
afternoon from 2-6 in the BSC gym. 

of May 22. If anyone wants to 
join and go along on the trip come 
to the next meeting which will be 
held next Thursday at 10:00 a.m. 
in the projection room of the base- 
ment of Ramsey Hall. 

— Roland Jaggers 

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Now that the big elections are 
over, it's time to settle down to 
such smaller prattle as studying for 
finals and the hike. Speaking of 
elections, congratulations seem to 
be in order for Tommy Ogletree 
and Betty Hamby, as well as the 

other winning candidates. One fel- 
low who certainly deserves a big 
hand, also, is Bob Bowker, who 
came so close to winning the presi- 
dency. He put up a spirited con- 
test. As long as bouquets are be- 
ing passed out, let's pin a few on 
the student body for the turnout at 
the polls in spite of the rain. 

Overheard in the booktore: "She 
has on one of those picket-fence | the boys on. 

Dance In 
Gym 8-12 

Decorated in the traditional colors 
of black and white, the all campus 
Amazon Dance will begin at 8:00 
tonight in the lobby of the gym. 
Events of the evening will include 
girls breaks, the leadout, refresh- 
ment and dancing. 

Officers and dates are: president, 
Eleanor Hamilton, Alan Dimick; 
vice-president, Martha Mae Neely, 
Jack Putman; treasurer, Shirley 
Hines, Mayo Sydes. 

Member and dates include: 
AOPi: Mary Jacq Snow, Dick Mc- 
Cullock; Jeanne Waller, Dan Clay- 
ton; Connie Conway, Conrad Lam- 
on. Pi Beta Phi: Gerry Palfery, 
James Gillespy; Frances Sensa- 
baugh, Jack Read; Betty Jane Stone, 
Milner Snuggs. 

Gamma Phi Beta: Ellyn Etchison, 
Lucius de Yampert; Joyce Hyde, 
Charles Elliott, Doris Shelton, Tom 
Mitchell. KD: Clara Leo Hammett, 
Gene Montgomery; Ann Kennemer, 
Gene Bishop; Peggy Massey, Pete 

ZTA: Ellon Bryant, Gene Robin- 
son; Ann Gravlee, Larry Schneider; 
Mary Jean Parson, Bill Gandy. 
Theta U: Barber Allen, Walter 
Lewis; Flora Simmons, Jere Wil- 
liams. Chaperones: Dr. and Mrs. 
Cannon and Dr. and Mrs. Sensa- 

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Friday, May 7, 1954 

How To Keep Your 
Friends In Stitches 


If you want to be the death of the 
party and keep your friends in 
stitches, the popular way is with 
an impractical joke. 

The recent best-selling of Mickey 
Spillane novels gave grounds for 
some authors (using the term loose- 
ly, I'm both of them) to say sadism 
is widely practiced. 

Such vicarious enjoyment of 
sadism indicates that sadism in re- 
ality would be joyously accepted. 

As you can get a stiff Jail sentence 
for crushing someone's face in in 
with the butt of a "45" let's rational- 
ize, and try something a little more 
practical: an impractical joke. 

To get in the act, you can easily 
use the old standby— the hot foot. 
It's biggest fault is the innocuous 

A little harsher is the oldest of 
them all— the chair that isn't there. 
This is also very easy. Just pull 
the chair out from the victim just as 
he starts to sit down. With luck 
this trick can result in a smashed 

coccyx. The last time I tried it, it 
resulted in a smashed nose. 

Another old standby is the pail 
of water over the door. When the 
unsuspecting victim opens the door, 
the pail tips over leaving him gasp- 
ing and half drowned. Sometimes 
this joke can be particularly funny 
—hilarious — when bucket and all 
drops and fractures the victim's 

This one is even funnier if plaster 
is substituted for water. In fact, 
the more plastered everyone is, the 
funnier the impractical joke. 

Anothr diverting little joke parti- 
cularly suited for parties is the 
glue trick. First smear the bottom 
of a chair liberally with iron glue. 
Then induce the mark — preferably 
your best friend — to sit down. En- 
lagehim is conversation for ten 
minutes to give the glue a -chance, 
and to give an accomplice time to 
pile some shredded paper under the 

Then when the accomplice ap- 
plies a match or taper to the paper, 

have everyone shout "Fire!" and 
rush from the room. 

If you use a good grade of glue, 
your victim may leave the seat of 
his pants and a layer of skin as 
well in the bottom of the chair. 

A trick for your car passengers 
is to step on the gas pedal just as 
the car rounds a curve. This is not 
recommended for beginners for if 
you're not careful, the joke may be 
on you. 

Your imagination — if you have 
any — can run wild when you use a 
telphone for your ruse. 

Try calling up a friend about 3 or 

I a.m. and teJling him his mother 
is on her death bed at the Jefferson- 

Of course this alone chocks the 
victim, but when he arrives at the 
hospital and no mother, he goes 
berserk. He'll usually spend the 
next couple of hours searching all 
the hospitals before he thinks to 
call home for a check. 

I witnessed a classic at Camp 
Cosby back in 1946 which should 
give you some ideas. 

We stopped putting snakes in 
the timied campers beds when one 
boy died of a heart attack. 

One of the leading jokers, 1 11 call 

him Joe because that's his name, 
very ingeniously thought of putting 
a well-known fertilizer in a boy's 
bed. When the serious-minded vic- 
tim complained, the joker, an ama- 
teur boxer, beat him up. Joe al- 
ways was funny. 

To really give your jokes that 
"extra something,' 'try to find a 
masochist for a victim, and every- 
one including the doctor will be 

Pull these jokes only on your 
friends. If your victim is an enemy, 
it just isn't Rugy. An enemy ex- 
pects such playfulness. 

Keep in mind, it's the spirit of the 
thing that counts, not the way you 
play the game. 

The requisite for a victim is a 
major problem for the professional 
impractical joker. He quickly loses 
all his friends. 

He can cultivate new friends by 
playing vicious jokes on policemen, 
creditors and college professors. Of 
course, these subjects have to be 
friends of his. 

For the college, I recommend hit- 
ting the instructor in the back of 
the head with a snowball when he 
is writing notes you can't read on 
the blackboard. 

Youil find a screaming instructor 
will break the monotony of a bor- 
ing class. 

If for some reason you don't have 
a snowbal, use one of your neigh- 
bor's books. If none of your neigh- 
bors are in your class, borrow the 
book of a student sitting beside you. 
If the student is a good-looking girl, 
take her on a picnic. 

If you're lucky enough to put the 
instructor out of school for a couple 
of days, you'll really be a hero. 

Go work up a good variety and 
your former friends wil die laugh- 
ing. — The End. 

Softball Schedule 

Monday, May 10 

4:00 ATO "B" vs. KA-TX, 

Brockman, Wells 
5:00 PiKA vs. LXA, Standiffer, 
Tuesday, May 11 
4:00 RS vs. KA, Hinton, Wads- 

s 5.00 FAC-DS vs. Ind , 
Mitchell, Mooney 
May 19 and 20 is the swimming 
meet. All entries will be made 
before each event takes place. 


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Volume XVI, No. 27 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

May 14, 1954 

"Enchanted Cottage" Ends Tonite 

Ugliest Man — 
Constantine Picked 
Campus' Ugliest 

Although less money was col- 
lected this year than last, 1954s 
Ugly Man Contest proved just as 
spicy and interesting a race as any. 
Mortar Board, which sponsors the 
contest, collected a grand total of 
$54.46, which it will use primarily 
to finance the Mortar Board Schol- 
arship it gives each fall. 

The ugliest man on campus is 
John Constantine. A member of 
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, John 
Constantine was sponsored by 
Theta Upsilon sorority. The Theta 
U's are to be commended on their 
keen vision. 

Runner-up for the honor of the 
ugliest man on campus is, in sec- 
ond place, ATO's Russell Luquire, 
sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha 


In third place is Bobby Jett, 
member of Pi Kappa Alpha fra- 
ternity, who was sponsored by 
Alpha Omicron Pi. 

Others who had been nominated 
for the campus honor are Joe Legg, 
sponsored by Pi Beta Phi; Grady 
Looney, sponsored by Kappa Delta; 
James Bedsole, sponsored by the 
Independent Women; and Jim 
Young, sponsored by Pi Kappa 

Last year, the total collected was 
over $70. 

The winning candidate received 
$17.30 in votes. The second place 
winner received $16.72 in votes. 

The Mortar Board Scholarship, 
first presented last fall, will be 
presented to a worthy girl selected 
by Mortar Board members from a 
list of worthy candidates recom- 
mended by Treasurer Yeilding, to 
whom it is requested that girls sub- 
mit their names for consideration 
in this regard 

John Constantine, the winner, 
was named in Convocation Wednes- 
day. He has won a considerable 
array of prices, including two thea- 
tre tickets to the Alabama, two 
steak dinners at Dale's Cellar, a 
tie from Odum, Bowers and White, 
and a corsage from Carr Floral 
Company for his date. These busi- 
ness institutions have most gra- 
ciously donated these prizes to the 
Mortar Board Ugly Man Contest 

Constantine announced Wednes- 
day that Alleine Lurton, Theta U. 
will be his date for the occasion. 

Inds Pick Officers 

The Independents have selected 
new officers for the year 1953-54. 
Joyce Spradley is to be the new 
president, Ruth Smith the vice- 
president, and Carole Hubbard, the 
secretary. Mary Ann Lee will serve 
as treasurer. Working as publicity 
chairman will be Betty Story, as 
sports chairman, Gwen Adams, and 
as room chairman, Nancy Evans. 
Alice Chambliss will serve as his- 

At the annual Awards Banquet 
to be held May 20 trophies will be 
awarded to Independent women 
outstanding in scholarship, leader- 
ship, and extra-curricular activities. 

The time of the Independent 
meetings has been changed to 10:00 
on Thursdays. 

Library Gets "Tibet" 
and Other New Books 

by Carole Hubbard 

The library has acquired several 
new books treating subjects vary- 
ing from mysterious and thrilling 
adventure tales to the histories and 
important problems of famous loca- 
tions. Seven Years in Tibet is a 
unique tale of adventure. It deals 
with the escape of a British man 
from a British war internment 
camp and his dramatic trek 
through the Himalayan passes to 
the city of Lhasa. After the escape, 
disguising himself and posing as an 
Indian, he attempts very unusual 
and exciting exploits. When he at 
last reaches Lhasa, he finds it to 
be a forbidden city, closely 
guarded. Nevertheless he manages 
to enter this time disguised with 
his group as a faguard of an im- 
portant personage en route. Once in 
the city, he gains the confidence of 
the powerful religious leader of the 
Tibetans. Soon, lavished with gifts 
of all sorts and granted complete 
freedom of movement, he adds 
modern innovations to the back- 
See TIBET, Page 2 


Please pay your $3.00 for the 
Senior Gift — at once; as grad- 
uation time is drawing very 


Wiley New MB Advisor 

Mortar Board has elected a new 
advisor for the next three years, 
Dr. Evelyn Wiley. Advisors are 
elected yearly for three years. Miss 
Davis is the retiring advisor, with 
Dr. Smithey and Dr. Hernandez 
the other two present advisors. 

Curtain Rises At 8:15 

Critic Finds 
Play Satisfactory 

by Frank 

Tonight the College Theatre will 
present the final performance of 
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's famous 
play, The Enchanted Cottage. Di- 
rected by Rebecca Jennings, the 
play will feature John Haislip. 
Gerry Palfery, and Peter Halley in 
the major roles. Others in the cast 
include Winkie Hall, Shirley Ezell, 
James Gillespie, Susan O'Steen, 
Bill Gandy, and Rip Kirby. 

Briefly, the plot is this. Oliver 
(John Haislip), a wounded, dis- 
figured veteran o/ World War I, is 
attempting to hide away from the 
pitying gaze of mankind in a cot- 
tage in a secluded village. As it 
happens, he is unsuccessful because 
of the efforts of Major Hillgrove. a 
neighbor (Peter Halley), and Laura 
Pennington, another neighbor 
• Gerry Palfery). Oliver, finding 
Laura ugly enough to match his 
own physiognomy, marries her. 
However, their love approaches 
such proportions that they begin 
to find each other unbelievably 
attractive. They even convince 
Major Hillgrove, who is blind, that 
they are attractive. However, when 
they are confronted with the prob- 
lem of convincing Oliver's mother 
and step-father (Shirley Ezell and 
James Gillespie) of the reality of 
the miracle, they are unable to do 
so. Even their friends, the Vicar 
and his oft-expectant wife (Bill 
Gandy and Susan O'Steen) will not 
believe that they have undergone a 
transformation. The reticence of 
these outsiders to accept their 
miracle throws the proverbial dam- 

per on Oliver's and Laura's dream. 
Major Hillgrove who has also be- 
gun to change his opinion, due to 
the attitude of the others, calls in 
Mrs. Minnett, the housekeeper. 
Now, Mrs. Minnett, a character 
reminiscent of Judith Anderson, 
played by Winkie Hall, was held 
suspect by Laura, who believed her 
to be the witchly cause of the orig- 
inal transformation. Hillgrove be- 
gins to question Mrs. Minnett and 
eventually the cause of the whole 
business comes to light. In pre- 
ceptorial fashion, the housekeeper 
makes known the solution to the 
problem. The lovers find the an- 
swer a trifle difficult to swallow, 
but they do eventually, and live 
happily ever after. 

Now. this romance is unquestion- 
ably fantastic, but the audience is 
willing to swallow it, just as they 
do Peter Pan. One reason for this 
in this current production is the 
shrewd directing of Rebecca Jen- 
nings. The set, for which credit is 
due to Abe Fawal. the Technical 
Director, conveys very well the 
spirit of the play. In fact, it is re- 
markable how little the set gets in 
the way, so to speak, of the pro- 
duction. Very often it occurs that 
the audience is distracted from 
play by attempting to figure out 
just what the scenery is supposed 
to represent. In this cause, the very 
simplicity of scenery adds immeas- 
urably to the production. 

As a whole, the acting is con- 
vincing. Occasionally there is an 
obvious lack of characterization. In 
these lapses, the actors at least read 
with relative distinctness, which 
may be noted as having no small 
merit. Special credit is due to Shir- 
ley Ezell, whose portrayal of Mrs. 
Smallwood may be considered as 

Haydn's ' 
To Feature 


This Sunday afternoon, May 16, 
at 4 p.m., Haydn's "The Creation'' 
will be presented in Munger Audi- 
torium. Dr. Raymond Anderson and 
his choral group have been work- 
ing for months preparing for the 
presentation of the Oratorio. 

"The Creation" is in three parts. 
The first part begins with a "Rep- 
resentation of Chaos" and follows 
up with the creation of the earth 
in the firmaments. The second and 
third parts complete the creation, 
with Adam and Eve appearing in 
the third part. 

The translation of the original 
German text being used by the 
Southern Choir is a recent transla- 
tion by Robert Shaw. It follows 
more closely the true meaning of 
Haydn's text which he adapted 
from the Bible and Milton's "Para- 
dise Lost." Shaw has given special 
permission for the use of his yet 
unpublished translation. 

The cast of solo voices consists of 
five well known singers. Thomas 
Pyle. manager and soloist for the 
Robert Shaw Chorale, will sing tne 
baritone role. Raphael, and appears 
in the first two parts of the Ora- 
torio. Mr. Pyle, originally from 
Tennessee, is presently in New 
York with Robert Shaw. 

Mary Eveiyn Anderson inri Wal- 

ter Morris, both from Lexington, 
Kentucky, are appearing as Gabriel, 
soprano, and Uriel, tenor. Both are 
celebrated soloists, having appeared 
in nuremous Oratorios and varied 
musical presentations in and around 
the Kentucky area. 

Soprano. Mildred Ann Tatum. 
and bass, Grady Smith appear in 
the roles of Adam and Eve in the 
third part. 

Mildred Ann and Grady have 
appeared many times in the Bir- 
mingham area and throughout the 
state. Last summer. Mrs. Tatum 
won second place in the soprano 
classification of the nationwide 
Chicagoland Music Festival. Grady 
is currently singing at Highlands 
Methodist Church. Both Grady and 
Mildred Ann are voice students of 
Phyllis Pumphrey, well known pro- 
moter of music throughout the 
South. Mary Evelyn Anderson 
studied with Mrs. Pumphrey for 
several years. 

"The Creation" contains several 
superb choruses. The chorus 
"Awake the Harp" was performed 
by the choir several times on its 
recent trip which covered south 
Alabama and Florida. Each time it 
was performed, it was received 
well by the various audiences. Per- 
haps the best known and the most 

widely used chorus in the Ora- 
torio is "The Heavens are Telling.' 

being the most convincing. Lacking 
not in experience in dramatics on 
the Hilltop, Miss Ezell steals almost 
every scene in which she appears. 
Besides Miss Ezell, credit is due to 
Gerry Palfery, whose role of Laura 
was one of difficulty. It is to be 
noted that this role was essayed by 
no less an actress than Katherine 
Cornell. With such a hard under- 
taking Miss Palfery does a com- 
mendable job. In acting, the neces- 
sity of changing from an ugly 
duckling to a swan is not an easy 
accomplishment, when the change 
is accomplished with little use of 
make-up. Yet, the audience does 
not doubt, in seeing the play, that 
Miss Palfery has done just that. 
John Haislip gives a convincing 
peYformance as Oliver, although he 
falls occasionally into the habit of 
reading lines without interpreting 
them. Occasionally Peter Halley, as 
Major Hillgrove, rises to laudable 
heights as the blind man, who sees 
more than the physical. The third 
act completely brings out Halley's 
acting ability. Here he reaches one 
of the peaks of acting in the pro- 
duction. Also, Winkie Hall as Mrs. 
Minnett assumes her greatest pro- 
portion in the play in the third 
act. In the process of unravelling 
the problem of the plot, Miss Hall 
waxes eloquent in a thrilling dis- 
play of vocalism. Other credits are 
due to James Gillespie, Bill Gandy 
and Rip Kirby for very adequate 
performances in their roles. One 
other addition to the cast who de- 
serves special recognition is Susar 
O'Steen, whose Mrs. Corsellis in 
the process of bringing to earth on$ 
who hovers between heaven and 
earth, is one of the delights of the 

As a whole the production is 
successful. Certainly, a very im- 
portant part of this success is due 
:o the choreography of Gage Bush 
and Barbara Schroeder Morris. The 
children who appear as fairies and 
nymphs in the dream sequence add 
a note of charm to the play. Their 
appearance on the stage is not as 
disconcerting as children's appear- 
ances often are. Adult dancers in 
this sequence are Ann Bayer, Bent- 
ley Roton; Charlotte Lane, Ken 
Hooks; Catherine Clark, Dan Boone. 

Stage manager for the production 
is Mary Jean Parson, another Col- 
lege Theatre veteran. 


Mrs. Allen Orten Gibbs and 
Deborah Smith will accompany at 
the organ and piano respectively 
Mrs. Gibbs is organist at McCoy 
Methodist, the college church, and 
has demonstrated her helpfulness 
to the college many times in the 
past Deborah is a sophomore. 

Next Friday Sees 
Toreador Party 

The Toreador Club will hold its 
quarterly open house for all busi- 
ness administrative and economics 
students on Friday May 21. at 100 
o'clock. All Faculty members are 

After the visit to the club by Dr. 
Harter of Alpha Kappa Psi, na- 
tional business professional fratern- 
ity, the members are debating the 
advisability of becoming a chapter 
of Alpha Kappa Psi. President Fred 
McDaniel appointed Bill Ausmann 
as chairman of the special finance 
committee for the Toreadors. 

This year the Toreadors will pre- 
sent an engraved loving cup to the 
senior in business administration 
and economics with the best scho- 
lastic average. The cup is on dis- 
play in the Toreador Room in 


Friday, May 14, 1954 


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majoring in piano. She has aided 
the choir and ensemble many times 
this year. 

The presentation of "The Crea- 

tion." under the direction of Dr. 
Anderson promises to be a richly 
inspiring musical experience for all 
who attend. 


There seem to be a few people 
on this campus who have acquired 
the nasty habit of attending class. 
If this is the case, we are under- 
going an intellectual revolution. 
Being the only person on campus 
who has spent 4 years in the lower 
division, I feel qualified to write 
about the subject of attending 

A few years back, one could ask 
"What happened in English today?" 
The stock reply was "How in the 

H should I know, I wasn't 

there." There have been several 
reasons for this drastic change in 

t. It seems as if all the bridge 
players have either graduated or 
have been asked to leave school. 
This applies not only to bridge 
players but to that evil group that 
played poker, hearts, pinnochle, etc. 

2. The students have decided to 
attend classes during the day and 
spend the nights at the local tavern 
without having to worry about not 


Gamma Phi Beta presented the 
"Lady of the Moon" cup to Ger- 
trude Hatfield at a dinner party 
given by the active chapter Satur- 

having gone to class that day. This 
seems *o reflect that the members 
of the student body no longer have 
to turn to drink to forget, but do 
it for the sheer joy of it. 

3. The Administration could have 
decided to offer worthwhile courses. 
Of course nobody believes this, so 
just ignore it. 

At any rate, these individuals 
who have decided that classes of- 
fer something are becoming a ter- 
rible menace to the incoming fresh- 
men. What if everybody had this 
attitude? New students would all 
attend lectures and Professors 
would think that the students liked 
school. This would make them 
more egotistic than they now are 
and then the students would stop 
coming to class. Card playing in 
the Gym would pick up, and school 
life would be worth living again. 
Y'all come. 

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to coast prefer Luckies to all other brands? 

WHY do Luckies taste better? 

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that tobacco is toasted to taste better. " It's 
Toasted " —the famous Lucky Strike process- 
brings fine tobacco to its peak of flavor . . . tones 
up this light, mild, good-tasting tobacco to make 
it taste even better— cleaner, fresher, smoother. 

SO, Be Happy— Go Lucky. Enjoy the better- 
tasting cigarette— Lucky Strike. 

LUCKiES TASTE BETTER Cleaner, Fresher, Smoother! 

day evening. The annual presenta- 
tion of this cup is one of the soror- 
ity's cherished traditions. It is 
awarded each spring to the active 
member who has made the most 
outstanding contribution to the 
chapter during the year. Mrs. Faye 
Rice Mitchell, Birmingham, made 
the presentation. 

Elections are in the spotlight 
lately and the SAE held their elec- 
tion of officers last Monday night. 
New President will be James Mer- 
cer; Paul Franke will be acting as 
vice-president; Bob Porter will fill 
the office of secretary. 

This week-end SAE will be in 
Chewa on their annual house-party. 
Besides members, many alumni 
will be present. 

The KD's are making plans for 
their annual White Rose Ball, 
which will be held Saturday night. 
May 22, in th*e Student Activities 

The Delta Sigs entertained Gam- 
ma Phi Beta at a coffee hour Mon- 
day night. The brothers are leav- 
ing this afternoon for the lodge of 
alumnus Roederick Beddow on 
Guntersville Lake for their annual 

The Lambda Chi's were very sur- 
prised and happy over the ugly 
man contest. The reason: John 
Constantine won! Congratulations, 
Brother John! 

Tomorrow night the LXA's are 
celebrating with a barbeque, a drag 
affair to be held at brother Gene 
Bishop's home. The brothers an- 
nounce that preparations are being 
made for the big LXA General As- 
sembly to be held in August at the 
Casablanca Hotel on Miami Beach 
The Pi Kappa Alpha's are very 
proud of their two new actives who 
were initiated Tuesday night. Roy 
Hanks and Jack Flippo are the new 

This afternoon the Pikes leave 
for Double Oak Mountain for their 
annual house party. Jim Young 
(Twang) is the party chairman and 
has done a great job on arrange- 

The KD's are making plans for 
their annual White Rose Ball, 
which will be held Saturday night. 
May 22, in the Student Activities 

The ATO's are having their an- 
nual banquet Saturday night at the 
Lotus Club. The president of the 
Fraternities and Sororities repre- 
sented at B.S. C. have been ex 
tended an invitation. The Pledge 
class is giving an ice cream supper 
for the chapter Friday night. 

TIBET, from Page 1 

ward and little-known land of 
Tibet. He actually becomes a pho- 
tographer to the living Buddha, 
and eventually builds a motion pic- 
ture projection room for him. By 
taking part in Tibetan social af- 
fairs and customs, he gathers fresh 
and interesting knowledge about 
Tibetan life. This book is recom- 
mended not only as an adventure 
| story, but also as a fascinating 
source of details of Tibetan life, 
which gives a unique understand- 
ing of a mysterious land that has 
never lifted a veil of secrecy and 

Franklin's Wit and Folly contains 
Franklin's bagatalles, a famous lit- 
tle group of essays written for en- 
tertainment and originally intended 
for the friends Franklin met in 
Paris as commissioner to France. 
Franklin covers many varieties of 
subjects. In The Elysian Fields he 
describes a unique though unac- 
cepted proposal of marriage. Then 
he switches, to a ruefully comic 
Dialogue between Mr. Franklin and 
Gout, and later to the sober and 
thoughtful Advice to Those Who 
Would Remove to the New World. 
In his bagatelles Franklin reveals 
a less dignified and grave side of 
his personality than will be found 
on Pare 4 

Friday, May 14, 19 54 

As I 


See It 

I'm going to quit visiting people. 
If they're going 4o live so far away 
that I have to catch a bus to go 
see them, then they'll just have to 
be satisfied with hurried notes 
mailed at infrequent intervals or 
flying visits via the Mars express. 

It's not that I dislike the bus com- 
pany, it's just that I tried to catch 
a bus for a short trip recently, and 
the memory is still vivid in my 

I packed my little week-end suit- 
case and strode into the bus sta- 
tion with the idea that I would buy 
a ticket, get on the bus, doze dur- 
ing a pleasant journey, and alight 
refreshed and ready for a gay 

Brother! How wrong can you be! 

The first misfortune befell me 
when I tried to get the door open. 
They had either locked it or put 
an elephant on the other side, push- 
ing against it. I could tell I needed 
all my strength, so I set down my 
suitcase and leaned over to drape 
my jacket over it. 

When I got up. the jacket was 
draped over me, the suitcase was 
resting easily on top of my head, 
and the man was mumbling some- 
thing like "Scuse me" as he 
brushed on past. How was I to 
know the thing opened the other 

I gathered up my belongings, 
blotted the blood off my shin and 
nose, and clattered into the station. 

That is, I think it was the station. 
It looked more like the Rickwood 
Field entrance on play-off day. I 
didn't get hit more than five times 
before I fell against the ticket win- 
dow. In fact, I learned the field 
pretty good during the sprint, and 
got in a couple of real fine body 

When I started to set everything 
down and buy my ticket, I remem- 
bered the previous incident, and 
peered around to see if the coast 
was clear. No-one was around, so 
I deposited my junk and turned 
bacteto the ticket window. 

Now, where did that line come 
from? It wasn't there when I came 
in. I started to take my place at 
the front, but thought better of 
the idea when I saw the 200-pound 
wrestler leaning against the win- 

I gazed down the line, trying to 
find a cheerful spot in which to in- 
sert myself. The eyes staring back 
at me might have come out of the 
Nuremberg trials. I meekly tiptoed 
to the end of the line. 

I didn't have to stand there long 
-just an hour and a half. I missed 
two busses. But I got my ticket. Of 
course when I got to the window, 
the guy had never beard of the 
place I wanted to go. After 15 min- 
utes talking and a check of the 
state map, I convinced him it ex- 
isted. By now I had missed another 

I wanted to sit down and cry, but 
there was no place. So I went over 
to the concession bar to get some- 
thing to eat before the next bus 
came. I felt daring, so I ordered a 
toasted cheese sandwich and a 
chocolate milk shake. 

*I had gotten one mouthful of 
sandwich and a big swallow of 
milkshake when the dispatcher an- 
nounced my bus. I choked on the 
mess, fumbled around gathering up 
my junk, spilled half the milkshake 
all over me, and sprinted for the 

I fell flat on my face. Someone 
had tackled me. The waiter got up 
and said, "You can't carry the milk- 
shake container on the bus with 
you." I didn't even answer him. 1 
just handed him the empty con- 
tainer, wrung out my skirt, and 
plodded to the loading platform 


"Hot " Parody On "Big Jim 

by Jim Atkins "i also aHmit .„ - . „, ,j„ ..o ■« 

by Jim 

Bob Gray. Dig man on the cam- 
pus, has announced he plans to run 
for student body president if he 
fails Girl's Freshman Spring Sports 
again this year, and has to wait 
till next Spring to retake the 
course. He has taken this course 
every Spring for the last five 

"I've tried to pass the course" 
says big Bob. "but I just don't like 
the instructor. If I like the instruc- 
tor I study, if not I don't. Maybe 
if I stick around long enough the 
instructor will die." 

Gray will experiment with a new 

"I'm not going to throw mud at 
the other candidates," says office- 
seeker Gray, "because great-grand- 
father used to always say with a 
twinkle in his eye, and a Moscow 
Mule in his hand. -Here's mud in 
your eye.' " 

Gray also admits he staged the 
bookstore robbery. "When you've 
drank as many cups of that book- 
store coffee as I have, "ya'll' see 
it was good enough for them." 

I also admit posing for nude 
photographs. I was very poor at the 
time. I was too lazy to work, too 
proud to beg and too scared to 

Gray says his campaign slogan 
will be "Ya'll." 

This should give him the support 
of the elite of the cellar. 

On temperance he says the only 
delicacy better than a Moscow 
Mule for breakfast. 

Gray will present a liberal plat- 
form. He doesn't believe in segre- 
gation. "I'll consolidate the two 
dorms." he says. 

"And as this is a Christian 
School, 1 11 let all races attend, as 
soon as they are accepted in the 
churches here. This should prove 
a safe promise." 

Gray promises all students a de- 
gree. "Everybody's got some folks 
in college," stated. 

Here are big Bob's campaign in- 

"By admitting my many wrongs. 
I will give all students a feeling of 
superiority. People can gossip about 
me, and feel very virtuous." 


Wool Swatters Back 
On Victory Path 

by Bill 

Getting back on victory road 
after being beaten by Sewanee and 
upset by Howard, Southern's net- 
men swept Marion Institute with- 
out the loss of a single set. 

Bill Burch's crew will be out to 
avenge their earlier loss to Howard 
this week. If this writer is correct, 
that loss was the first in Southern's 
history to Ho ware 

Regular members of this year's 
netmen include Jim Atkins, Phil 
Timberlake, Bill Drennen, Don 
Gage, Bill Hauer, Jim Bennett, Joe 
Legg. and Carver holding down 
positions in that order. 

There is keen interest here at 
Southern for tennis. This winter 
advocates both the continuance of 
varsity tennis and the betterment 

of facilities for all woo] avvaltt-rs. 

Inds Fall To Red And White 

by Harriett Higdon 

The Independents led the league 
up until last week when they fell 
to the red and white of OAPi. In 
this week Marilyn Drash, Inde- 
pendent shortstop, put in one of 
the most beautiful performances we 
have ever seen. Adams and Story 
were also outstanding. 



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with all the dignity I could muster. 

I roamed around until I found 
my bus, and then just stared. There, 
standing at the door of the bus and 
twining all the way into the next 
alley was a line of people. 

I turned around, walked to the 
front of the bus station, caught a 
taxi home, and wrote the folks a 
letter of regret that I couldn't make 
it to see them that week-end. 

For the AOPi's, Jarrard, playing 
shortstop, and Yates, catcher, were 
the stars. 

This game put the Independents, 
AOPi's, Pi Phi s, and Zeta's in a 
four-way tie for first place. All 
these teams had four wins and one 

Tuesday the Zetas fell from the 
ranks. The AOPi's beat out a vic- 
tory over the ZTA girls. 

Conway, Snow, and Yates were 
the AOPi stars. Haslam and Dick- 
erson were the Zeta stars. Hayes 
was the AOPi hurler. and Hurt 
pitched for the Zeta's. 

Still in the girls tennis singles 
are Wates, Mitchell, Haslam, Folks, 
Hammett, Snow, Hurt, and Wilson.. 

The All-Stars were selected this 
week, but while it is still un- 
announced, we would like to pick 
our all-star team. Catcher — Yates, 
AOPi, Pitcher— Loemker, Pi Phi; 
first base — Conway, AOPi, Adams, 
Ind.; second base — Mitchell, ZTA; 
third base— Winters, Pi Phi; short- 
stop — Drash. Ind.; rightfield — 
Wates, Pi Phi; centerfield — Jarrard, 
AOPi; and leftfield— Bryant, TU. 

Hammett, Haslam, and Hamilton 
deserve a big hand for excellent 

In the pingpong doubles tourna- 
ment those seeded are Hines and 
Wates, Pi Phi; and Spradley and 
Cecil, Ind. 

Some persons like you threaten 
to kill interferers in their personal 
life. I agree with my infringers." 

"They enjoy talking about what a 
libertine I am. They receive such a 
wonderful feeling of self-righteous 
by comparing themselves to me, I'm 
doing humanity a favor by being 
so dissolute." 

Gray's campaign also included 
running without no shoes on. 

He guarantees to have the clay 
tennis courts paved. 

Born in a log cabin, Gray is un- 
married and has tnree children. 
He won fame for his bench-warm- 
ing exploits for the Southern 

He is between 5.x and seven feet 
tall, and weighs over a 100 pounds 
in his stocking feet. 

When I queried Gray on other 
political matters he retorted, "Ya'll." 

WBRC Creation" 
Preview Tomorrow 

Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., 
a preview into "The Creation" will 
be presented over WBRC. Grady 
Smith, Mary Evelyn Anderson, and 
Mildred Ann Tatum will appear 
over "Minature Concerts" under 
the direction of Phyllis Pumphrey. 

YWCA Elects 

YWCA officers for 1954-55 were 
elected Monday at 10:00 in Stock-* 
ham. Judy Akin will succeed Mary 
Jacq Snow as president. Working 
with July next year will be Caro- 
lyn Cox, 1st vice-president; Evelyn 
Fenn. 2nd vice-president; Elaine 
Fairley, secretary; Susan O'Stcen, 
treasurer; and Virginia Covington, 
publicity chairman. Miss Cox will 
be in charge of program, and Miss 
Fenn will work as advisor to the 
Freshman Commission, elected each 


by Grady Smith 

This weekend, many of us will 
be running around like a chicken 
with his head cut off. You see, this 
is another typically, scheduled 
week-end. Five major events, the 
Delta Sig, Pi Kappa Alpha, and 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon houseparties, 
"The Creation" and "The Enchant- 
ed Cottage," promise an exhausting 
time for all. 

As I sit thinking (I do) of various 
things around the school, hoping 
to find something to complain 
about, I lose my way. One of my 
friends (I have three) suggests that 
I might complain about the price of 
beer. That I don't know. 

They say if you can't find any- 
thing to write about, invent it. I 
could write a little satire on elec- 
tions, I might pass out bits of 
joking wisdom (along a puritanical 
scale) which I might have over- 
heard somewhere on the campus. 
Rather, I want to write on some- 
thing else. 

My major complaint: Monday 
comes too early in the week. Now, 
I think that the week end should 
be stretched. Have you ever heard 
of a weak end stretcher? A few- 
students remain (among which I 
find myself, happily) in a state of 
freeness, or rather the hope of free- 
ness, thus wishing a stretching of 
the week-end. 

Yet, another invented item could 
be the flying saucer which landed 
on the campus last week. Really, 
the idea was only Gayle Wads- 
worth's . . . You see, he came in 
the other night claiming that he 
had landed a space ship on the 

After much discussion and con- 
templations, we decided that surely 
he had not landed a space ship. He 

jkrtffS. have a space ship. I know, I'm 

Ihis co-pilot. 


The new officers will be installed 
at the next meeting, on May 17. 

"SA " Will Beset Campus, May 28 

A date for students to hold in 
mind is May 28. This is the date 
that the 1954 SOUTHERN ACCENT 
will be distributed on campus. The 
staff is quite proud of its work and 
each member should be congratu- 
lated for outstanding work in the 
planning, gathering, and the put- 
ting together of the book. 

The organization for this year's 
book began soon after the campus 
elections last year and the staff was 
selected. Contracts were signed for 
the engraving, Alabama Engraving 
Company, Birmingham, and for the 
printing. Times Printing Company 
of Montevallo. 

During the summer months 
sketches were made for page lay- 
outs for the entire book, and the 
editor pondered over several 


Mon. May 17 
4:00 LXA vs. RS 

Wadsworth, Wilson 
5:00 PiKA vs. FAC-DS 
Standiffer, Mitchell 
Tues. May 18 
4:00 ATO"A" vs. KA 

Hinton, Wadsworth 
5:00 KATX vs. IND. 

Hinton. Mooney 
Wed, May 19 

4:00 Swim meet preliminaries 
Thurs. May 20 
4:00 Swim meet finals. 

themes. By the time school had 
begun the theme had been decided 
upon. It is one that has particular 
meaning to this school and one 
that lends itself to a thorough cov- 
erage of . ■ nmpus activity. Although 
one of the three features of the 
yearbook, the Beauty Section, has 
been publicized, Jack Shearer, the 
editor, has managed to keep people 
guessing about the Theme ano 

It was not all hard work, sweat, 
and tears, for all worked together 
harmoniously to the end that each 
of us might have a book that we 
might be proud of and one which 
would represent our school life of 

The highlight of the year for the 
staff will be a banquet which is 
scheduled for the night before dis- 
tribution of the Annual on campus. 
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Friday, May 14, 1954 

This Way Out 

While talking to another "star- 
crossed" student the other day, I 
decided that since there are com 
mandments for most everything 
else, there shuuld be some for stu- 
dents. This is because students are 
a sort of lowform of humanity, and 
all humans should have a code of 
ethics. I am convinced that it is im- 
possible for students to follow any 
conventional ethical code. I have, 
in the interest of other students in 
my frame of mind, devised a few 
rules for us to live (and perhaps, 
academically, die) by: 

1. Thou shalt not go to class more 
than 80% of the academic year. To 
go more frequently increases your 
chances of being bored to death, 
going insane, and passing. 

2. Thou shalt not attempt to 
move from the lower to upper 
division without being in school at 
least three quarters. 

3. Thou shalt not be guilty of 

letting studies interfere with cellar 
meetings, book store conferences, 
dates, bridge games, intermural 
athletics, attendance at the Goal 
Line, or general "goofing off." 

4. Thou shalt abhor all things 
pertaining to the classes which you 
shalt not attend and the books 
which you dare not study, and thou 
shalt not study and abide by all 
things which distract you from the 
things just mentioned. 

5. Thou shalt not commit the sin 
of wrapping yourself in the arms 
of Morpheus before 3 a.m., nor 
shall you arrive before ten minutes 
after your first class begins. To 
break this commandment leaves 
you open to the evils of passing 
courses, making Phi Beta Kappa, 
being accused of being normal, not 
having a nervous breakdown, not 
being a physical, mental, and moral 
wreck, living a long life, and other 
similar iniquities. 

Students, memorize these prin- 
ciples; learn them well. If the strict 
adherence to these laws doesn't 
cause you to expire in your eight 
year college career, I suggest the 

following modes of escape: 

A. For a slow, painful death — 

1. Hang by your feet until your 
hair turns grey and Tails out. 

2. Eat three meals a day in the 
Book Store, drinking coffee (two 
cups) each time. 

3. Live until you die at the ripe 
old age of ninety. 

4. Build a rocket ship to the 
moon, go there and jump in the 
general direction of Mars. 

B. For a swift, satisfying, death 
L Shoot yourself or 


2. Electrocute or shoot yourself 

3. Take rat or people poison. 



Besides the 

the staff members will be 
to receive their annuals. 

Special guests at the banquet are 
Mrs. Virginia V. Hamilton, who, as 
advisor, has offered invaluable ad- 
vice and suggestions for the im- 
provement of the book; Mr. Roy 
Hickman, representing Alabama 
Engraving Co.; and Mr. Jim Wyatt, 
manager of Times Printing Co. 

Mobbs To Have "HTN 
Trial Run Next Week 

In the tradition, now long estab- 
lished, of The Hilltop News, the 

newly elected editor will be re- 
sponsible for one issue of the pres- 
ent year's weekly newspaper. 

Larry Mobbs, newly elected ed- 
itor, has chosen next week's issue 
for his trial run effort. In his un- 
dertaking, Mobbs will be assisted 
by the present production staff of 
the paper— Mary Ann Berry and 
Peggy Noah — HTN columnists 
Mary Jean Parson and Grady 
Smith, other staff members and 
this year s editor, John Constantine 

TIBET, from Page 2 

in such work as his Autobiography. 

His wisdom and sophistication are 
especially high lighted. 

"The Arab World" covers the 
past, present and the Aspirations of 
the people of Arabia. It presents 
both the problems and the oppor- 
tunities of the Arabians, and brings 
out the flavor of Arabian life. 

Galileans Pick Walker 

The Galileans have electeQ and 
installed their officers for the com- 
ing year. Charles Walker was 
elected president, George West as 
vice president, Sandra Gutteridge 
as recording secretary, and Sarah 
Jo Whitlock as corresponding sec- 
retary. Bill Tiffman was elected to 
serve as treasurer. In charge of 
publicity is Freida Lehman. Nel 
Corry will be serving as historian. 

The Galileans invite students of 
all religious denominations to at- 
tend their meetings. They meet on 
Thursday at 2:30 in the chapel. 

The Ministerial Association will 
gather at McCoy Methodist Church 
on Friday, May 28, for their annual 
banquet. Ministers serving in the 
Birmingham and Bessemer Dis- 
tricts who are alumnae of 'Southern 
will be the guests of the Associa- 

Entertainment is being planned 
by George West and Jack Shearer 
is in charge of arrangements for 

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Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

May 21, 195*4 

"Creation" Scores 
As Big Success 

A strikingly intelligent perform- 
ance of Haydn's "The Creation" was 
presented Sunday afternoon under 
the direction of Mr. Raymond An- 

One of the most outstanding 
features of the performance was 
the near-perfection heights attained 
in the choral works. It was appar- 
ent that much tedious and technical 
work had been done in preparing 
the choral section. Especially notice- 
able was the clearness of the dic- 
tion and the flowing phrases. Only 
through the strict discipline and 
careful training by Mr. Anderson 
was this accomplished. 

Oratorio is much more difficult 
to perform than straight solo work. 
As a whole, the soloists were out- 
standing in interpretation, intona- 
tion, and delivery of their respec- 
tice roles. 

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Anderson, as 

Norwood To Speak 

The Skishers will have with 
them, May 27, Hubert Norwood, 
representative of the National Skish 
Club. He will be the speaker at a 
luncheon in the Greensboro Room 
at 12:30. You are also reminded of 
the fishing trip to Guntersville 
Dam, May 23. If anyone wants to go 
with the Skishers, let tliem know 
and it can be arranged. 

Gabriel, competently demonstrated 
her musicianship and flexibility of 
voice in her pleasing presentation 
of the role. Immediately following 
the performance, she was offered 
a position with the Robert Shaw 

Thomas Pyle showed his rich 
musical background with his very 
impressive representation of Raph- 
ael. One immediately noticed his 
confidence through his sincere de- 
livery of the text. 

Walter Morris's beautiful lyric 
quality and range amply filled in 
for his lack of stability and ac- 
curacy as Uriel. However, his trio 
work with Mrs. Anderson and Mr. 
Pyle was commendable. 

Mildred Ann Tatum and Grady 
Smith, as Eve and Adam, achieved 
the difficult blend of a soprano and 
bass. The tender, loving atmosphere 
was captured by each of these per- 
formers with beautiful tone work. 

"The Creation" is very demand- 
ing on the soloists. In the oratorio 
are several beautiful but equally 
difficult passages. These five paint- 
ed a believable and moving picture 
of Gods creation. 

The integration of the chorus, 
soloists, and accompaniment, very 
artistically handled by Mrs. Allen 
Orton Gibbs and Deborah Smith, 
culminated a year's intense work. 
This tremendous undertaking by 
See CREATION, page 2 

Spring Grads 
Plan Careers 

It seems that 'Southern's grad- 
uates this June will be branching 
off into many different fields. 

WBRC-TV will have as its new 
receptionist Gerry Palfery, busi- 
ness manager of the HTN. Gerry 
will also do rewrite work for the 
television station. 

The Iliff School of Theology in 
Denver, Colorado will claim Elmer 
O'Brien as a student. Elmer plans 
to enter the Methodist ministry. 

Abe Fawal, of College Theatre 
fame, will enter the University of 
Southern California to study movie 
art in preparation for his career as 
a motion picture director. 

The lure of radio work has at- 
tracted Bobby Jett, who plans to 
join the ranks of radio workers. 

Gene Bishop will get his M.A. in 
history and political science from 
Georgetown University in Washing- 
ton. D. C. 

Editor of the HTN, John Constan- 
tine, will begin preparation for his 
career in the Law School of the 
University of Miami. 

il Selected 

Exec Council 
Appoints Eight 

The results of the election of the Honor Council were an- 
nounced today by the Executive Council. 

The new student members of the Honor Council are Jim 
Blackwell, Bob Bowkcr, Ben Chastain, Paul Franke, Jim 
Northcutt, Ruth Smith, Joyce Spradley and Sara Jo Whitlock. 

These new officers plus the Dean of Men and the Dean of 
Women compose the Honor Council. It is their duty to enforce 
the Honor Code at 'Southern, which is one of the few schools 
using this system. 

Perhaps the idea of the Honor Code is expressed by the 
pledge, which a student makes as a freshman : 

As a member of the Student Body of Birmingham- 
Southern College, I recognize my responsibility to the 
traditions of the institution, to my fellow students and to 
myself. I fully realize the significance of the Honor System 
and the responsibilities imposed upon me by it. 

I hereby pledge myself not to give or receive aid un- 
fairly or dishonestly in any academic work, or in any way 
to act dishonestly or dishonorably in any student activity. 

John's Ugly— 

Birmingham-Southern students have chosen the UMOC (Ugly Man 
On Campus) for 1954— John Constantine. John won by a vote of $17.30 
(a penny a vote) over a field of seven candidates. He is a member of 
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and was sponsored by Theta Upsilon 

Using the prizes that he won, John will take his date, Alleine Lurton, 
to dinner at Dale's Cellar and a show at the Alabama theatre. Of course 
he will be wearing his new tie from Odum. Bowers and White and his 
date the corsage from Carr Floral Company. 

Runner-up for ugly man was Russell Luquire of ATO, who was 
sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha. In third place was the Alpha omicron rni 
candidate, Bobby Jett of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. 

The money collected will be used by Mortar Board as a part of 
their yearly scholarship. 

Phi Beta Kappa 
Initiates Sixteen/ 

The Stockham Building was the 
scene Tuesday evening for the 
initiation of sixteen new members 
into the Birmingham-Southern Col- 
lege chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 
national scholastic society. 

Two of the recent initiates were 
alumni members. They were Mr. 
Barney A. Monaghan and Dr. El- 
bert B. Norton. Mr. Monaghan is 
being recognized for his outstand- 
ing career in the field of law, both 
on a national and a state level. Dr. 
Norton, who is a state leader in 
education, is being honored for his 
work in this field. 

The fourteen student members, 
who were initiated were: Ann 
Bates. Charles Browdy. Kenneth 
Franklin, James Griffith. Albert 
Horn, Elizabeth Krueser. Suzanna 
Davis Malony, Ronald Odum, Her- 
man Wesson, Frances White, Jo- 
anne Alvarez. Jere Williams. Mari- 
lyn Brittain and Richard Tyler Jr. 

Dr. Ernest Cadman Colwell, dean 
of the faculties at Emory College, 
spoke to the group after the buffet 

Presiding at the initiation and 
supper was Dr. Fred Evans, presi- 
dent of th£ 'Sout hern chapter. 

Dorms Hold Picnic 

Wednesday night the patio of 
Hanson Hall was the scene of a 
picnic attended by the residents of 
Andrews and Hanson Halls. Enter- 
tainment for the evening consisted 
of stunts, music and dancing. 

The picnic climaxed a series of 
informal parties held for the resi- 
dents of the two dormitories. 

Artists To Present 
2-Week Exhibition 

Faculty Picnic Held 

Picnic time is in the air. The 
faculty and staff of Birmingham- 
Southern College held their annual 
picnic yesterday afternoon at the 
river home of Dr. John Akin. In 
addition to eating a delicious chick- 
en dinner, the group swam, fished, 
played horseshoes and other games. 

Bar-B-Que Fete 
to Spice Reunion 

An Open House at Hanson Hall 
will initiate the Alumni Reunion 
activities on June 4. From 3 to 5 
the guests will visit the new dorm 
and be treated with refreshments. 

The anticipated crowd of 1.000 
alumni visitors will gathtf in th<> 
quadrangle at 5:15 for a free sup- 
per, consisting mainly of barbecue. 

There will be no speeches at the 
dinner, Miss Virginia MacMahon 
assured the HTN Tuesday. In 
charge of the big affair, Miss Mac- 
Mahon promises a wonderful fete. 
The choir and ensemble will enter- 
tain with a variety of enjoyable 
musical selections. 

Prominent men in the field of in- 
dustry and business will be hon- 
ored at the barbecue. Last year 
local lawyers were similarly hon- 

The group will also elect new- 

Seniors and dates are cordially 
invited to attend the free barbecue 

The Pi Kappa Alphas have in- 
vited their alums down for an open 
house at the new fraternity house. 

'98, '24, '29 
Meet June 4 

Along with the Alumni Reunion 
activities on June 4, there will be 
three class reunions taking place 
duiing iiie regular festivities. 

The class of 1898-99 will have a 
reunion at Stockham Building. The 
meeting will begin at two o'clock. 
Their speaker will be Reverend 

The class of 1924 w, ill have lunch- 
eon at J. Allen Clark's home. Pres- 
ident Spivy of Florida-Southern, 
formerly of Birmingham-Southern, 

The seventh annual student art 
exhibit will be held May 24-June 
5 on the second floor of the Ramsey 
Building. The exhibition of draw- 
ings and paintings will represent 
all the work of the studio clasps 
for the current year. 

Students, whose works will Ap- 
pear, include: Williangham Graben, 
Douglas Haskew, Eudalia Raines. 
Carolyn Hopkins, Elmer O'Brien. 
Jean Owen, Frances Sensabaug! 
Joe Bledsoe. John Hutcheson, Vei - 
non Russell, Biii Porter, RoDert 
Gray. Mona ivie. Ruth Smith, Jos- 
eph Rush, Jeanne Wamp, '.Bobby 
Whetstone and Doris Earnlh&w. 

Members for Kappa Pi, the na- 
tional honorary art association, will 
be tapped on the openingday of 
the exhibition. 

'Southern Host 
to Third Festival 

The MYF of the North Alabama 
Conference invaded the interna- 
tional scene last Saturday evening 
with their annual Folk Festival. 
The theme this year centered on 
the promotion of international re- 
lations. Over 300 young people at- 
tended, dressed in costumes repre- 
senting various countries. 

Folk dancing and singing pro- 
vided entertainment for the guests 
who patronized the booths in the 
gym. The MSM booth featured 

The IHS served the supper. Gwen 
Adams and Gene Davenport were 
in charge of decorations. Jere Mur- 
phree was general cu-u^Jinalor. 

This was the fourth annual Folk 
Festival and the third year that it 
has been held at Southern. 

will be guest speaker. 

The class of 1929 will hold its 25th 
reunion. Hubert Searcy of Hunting- 
don College and Dr. J. Westbrook 
of Birmingham are co-chairmen. 

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Mr. Anderson captivated a capacity 
audience for one hour and forty 
minutes. The audience included 
numerous prominent musicians and 
music-lovers of Birmingham, but 

was disgustingly void of 'Southern's 
faculty members. 

The choir, one of the most ef- 
fective selling points of this college, 
under the skillful guidance of Mr. 
Anderson, will strive to reach 
higner goals in future works. 

Martin and Lewis Are 
Among "Queen" Judges 

This year's "College Queen of 
America" already has two post- 
graduate problems solved by Mu- 
tual's Cinderella "Queen For a 
Day." She'll have her own set of 
encyclopaedia plus an unusually 
complete trousseau. 

These are just two of the multi- 
tudinous gifts the loveliest, fairest 
co-ed in the land is to receive when 
the current quest on 1,500 campuses 
is completed. The "College Queen's" 
hope-chest is truly 20th century. 
There's the usual, of course- 
sheets, blankets, dinnerware, lug- 
gage, clothes, etc. But also she'll 
have her own clock radio, TV set, 
typewriter, motion picture camera, 
sterling silverware and encyclo- 
paedia plus a set of golf clubs. Even 
her "ladies-in-waiting," the four 
other co-eds who'll journey by 
American Airlines to Hollywood 
for the final judging Friday, May 
21, are to receive hope chests plus 
wrist watches and portable type- 


Entries are coming in rapidly 
from schools large and small 
throughout the land. They range 
from such campuses as N. Y. U., 
L.S.U., Wyoming and Mississippi 
Sta'e to teachers colleges and small- 
town girls' schools. 

Judges Chosen 

Judges for the contest have been 
named. They are Fashion designer 
Rose Marie Reid; make-up and 
beauty specialist Perc Westmore, 
and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, 
popular comedy team. 

The co-ed selected to reign as 
"College Queen" will appear with 
Martin and Lewis on their coast-to- 
coast "Comedy Hour" program May 
30. In addition, the "Queen" and 
the semi-finalists will be luncheon 
guests of Martin and Lewis at the 
Paramount film studios. 

'Southern metmen will face David 
Lipscomb in a tennis match tomor- 

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The Delta Sigs entertained Pi 
Beta Phi at a coffee hour Monday 
night. Afterwards, new fraternity 
officers were installed: Conrad La- 
mon, president; Don Lamon, vice- 
president; John Hook, secretary; 
Jacob Leigeber, treasurer; and 
James Issos. sergeant-at-arms. 

The brothers had a grand time on 
their house party at GuntersviUe 
Lake. Fishing, boating, and swim- 
ming were the order of the da;?, 
culminating in a big fish fry Sat- 
urday. Frank Lloyd, national field 
representative of Delta Sigma Phi, 
has just completed a visit to the 

The Zetas entertained on Tues- 
day, May 11, with an all-campus 
party on the terrace of the Student 
Activities Building. 

Monday afternoon, the Zetas 
were honored with a visit by their 
province president, Mrs. Folts, from 
the University of Alabama. 

All 'Southern students are invited 
to Kappa Delta's annual White 
Rose Ball, tomorrow night from 9 
till 12 in the Student Activities 
Building. KD's and their dates will 
meet in the Student Activities 
Building tonight for a Decorating 

Jean Stuart received second de- 
gree initiation into Kappa Delta 
last Thursday afternoon. 

The Theta Chi's held their annual 
house party the week-end of the ' 
7th-9th at Double Oak State Park. 
One of the highlights of the week- 
end was a magician performance 
by Bill Howard. Other entertain- 
ment was softball, swimming, ping- 
pong, cards and dancing. It was one 
of the most successful house parties 
that the fraterity has held. 

The Theta Chi's on the evening 
of May 12 honored Jim Montgom- 
ery with a supper party in the Old 
English Lodge of the Brittling's 
Cafeteria. Jim was also given a gift 
by the pledges. Afterward the 
group enjoyed an evening of en- 

The heads have ceased to rise 
and fall. The Pike house party came 
off with a bang to put it mildly. 
Eats aplenty, music aplenty, and 
fun aplenty seem to have been 
featured. Jim Young did a very 
commendable job in planning for 
it. Prayer services were held regu- 
larly for the ailing brothers. 

Tonight the PiKA's will party 
again. The action will center 
around eating, dancing, an J llvin' 
it up. This time it's an informal 
affair which will be held in the 
new house. 

Congratulations to Merry Lynn 
Hayes who has recently been 
elected Senior Manager for the 
coming year, also to Ann Yates who 
has been elected Softball Manager. 

Last week Mildred Ann Tatum 
sang the part of Eve in "The Crea- 
tion," and Margaret Richards gave 
her piano recital. 

The AOPi's are happy over com- 
ing out first in the saftball tourna- 
ment. They will play the Inde- 
pendents in a run-off for the cup. 
AOPi's Snow, Higdon, Doughty, 
Moss, Yates, and Conway are still 
in the ping pong tournament. 

Jim Mercer, the new SAE presi- 
dent, presided at his first meeting 
last meeting. New committees were 
appointed for next quarter's work. 
Plans were discussed for the tra- 
ditional party to be given for the 
graduating brothers. A river site 
has been potentially chosen for the 



The gym is to be the scene of two 
senior class parties in the coining 
week. The Ensley High School 
senior class will hold their party 
on May 26 and the senior class from 
Phillips High School will use the 
gym on May 24. 


Friday, May 21, 1954 

The Army-McCar^TM^ 



by Grady Smith 

I have a little doll. Its name: 
Fool. When I wind it up, it repeats 
over and over again and again, "I 
am a Christian. I favor segrega- 

Fool loves to study French. Some- 
times when it gets going on an ora- 
tion, it slips in a few French words 
and phrases. I understand nothing 
about French, but nevertheless, I'll 
tell you exactly what it said to me 
the other night. It said: 

"O tempora' Omores! Why do 
they have to change. Take this 
Supreme Court decision for in- 
stance. Why does the idee fexe 
have to be altered. 

"Please do not think that I am 
a diseur but when a coup de grace 

arises and knocks me from my 
perch in the haut monde, I feel that 
I must say something in protest. 

"Yes, I believe that God created 
man as equal creatures. I know, 
Grady, that you won't go along 
with me all the way with the Chris- 
tian idea of creation, but that's not 
the point. The point is, I am white, 
therefore I am better than people 
of other colors, although God 
created us all in his own image. 

"You know, Grady, I'm afraid 
that if we white people start as* 
sociating with the differently col- 
ored people, that there will be too 
many inter-marriages and such. 
You know, Grady, that God made 
us all different and He doesn't in- 
tend for us to inter-marry, or even 
associate freely. 

"I sometimes wonder about that 
last statement, Grady. Who am I 
to decide, or even speculate, on 
what my God means. 

"Something else that I sometimes 

by Louis Herbzerf 

Many of you have, perhaps, spent 
a few leisure hours watching the 
recent TV carnival act involving 
he Army of the United States and 
the would-be strong man from Wis- 
consm. When one considers the 
events at Boen-Bien Phu and the 
Geneva Conference, the only fair 
conclusion that can be made is that 
our news sources here in the 
United States seem to have lost 
their sense of importance. 

What do our friends abroad think 
about a nation that is involved in 
a world-shaking conference and as- 
suming the position of the leader 
of the western world but must 
create a good deal of valuable time 
and patience in what has turned 
out to be nothing but a petty scrap 
centering around whether or not a 
buck private should have any more 
special favors than any other G. I. 

Reporter Bob Considine pretty 
well summed up the situation when 
he said that this McCarthy-Army 
business will be about the longest 
and hardest fought committee hear- 
ing in the history of the United 
States Senate. 

If things continue to go as they 
have, Mr. Considine might be 
proven true. Last Friday a full two 
hours were wasted in arguing about 
the legality of using monitored 
See MESS, page 4 

worry about is a quite distressing 
question. Maybe you can tell me. 
What color were Adam and Eve? 
If they were only one color, how 
did they have descendents of sev- 
eral different colors? I just don't 
understand it. but I know what is 
right about it." 

I have opinions, to. However, I 
will not express them. Rather, I 
prefer just to pass on to you what 
Fool said. Fool likes to talk, though 

pus Dance 

Saturday Dance 
From 9-Midnite 

A garden scene, complete with 
ponds and flowers, will be the 
theme of the Kappa Delta dance 
to be held in the Student Activities 
Building. The music will be furn- 
ished by Jerald Scott's Combo. 

The leadout, beginning at 10:15 
will include: President Peggy Mas- 
sey, Pete Furio; Vice President 
Ann Kennemer, John Pearce; Sec- 
retary Donna Mokros, Leon Fillin- 
gim; treasurer Celeste Hayden, 
Walter Lewis; Rush Chairman, 
Mary Ann Randall, Sam Bryant; 
Co-Rush Chairman, Sara Jo Whit- 
lock, Gene Davenport. 

Members and dates attending are: 
Judy Berry, Tom Costner; Mary 
Emily Burnum, Bob Boggs; Evelyn 
Brown, Danny Boone; Jean Clark, 
Frank Marshall; Virginia Coving- 
ton, Bill Gandy; Elizabeth Cox, Jim 
Gray; Barbara Folks, Walter 
Greene, Margaret Frost, Gooch 
Harris; Clara Lee Hammett, Gene 
Montgomery; Martha Hughes, Bill 
Loveless; Martha Mae Neely, David 
Angle; Pat Newman, Howard Strip- 
lin; Sally Saxon, Don Thomas; Jean 
Wilson, Benton Baker. 

Pledges attending: Louise Eu- 
bank, Nat Barker; Ann Hamilton, 
Roy Bates; Patsy Shinn, Grady 
Looney; Jean Stuart, Jerry Sherrill. 

Chaperones are Mr. and Mrs. 
Raymond Anderson. 


his mouth is only a loud speaker 
for a vacuum. Fool sure is. He con- 


"I realize that I may be an ex- 
treme case. There are some sensible, 
sincere Christians." 

One of the prizes offered this 
year in the Miss Alabama contest 
is a four year scholarship to Bir- 
mingham-Southern College. Three 
one-year scholarships are being of- 
fered by the Conservatory of Music, 
which is connected with 'Southern. 


ROCK HUDSON says, "After acting 
in high-school plays, I got a job 
in Hollywood delivering mail so 
I could talk to stars and agents. 
The plan worked — one agent 
arranged a screen test. I worked 
five months without a day off — 
and it paid off with a good 
starting contract!" 

*JP Camhs agree wuh more people 

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Friday, May 21, 1954 


Softball Standings 

Won Lost Percent 












ATO "B" 

This week's schedule follows: 
Friday, May 21: 
4:00 SAE vs. IND Brockman, 

5:00 ATO'A" vs. KATX 

Brockman, Wadsworth 
Play-offs will begin Monday. 
If there is a first place tie, there 
will be a play off. If not, the 
first and fourth place teams will 
play, and the second and third 
place teams will play. 

Softball All- 
Stars Named 

The Softball all-stars, composed 
of outstanding players from all the 
teams, was recently announced. In 
the outfield, Box, IND; Burch, 
FAC-DS; Hinton, SAE. In the in- 
field, Timberlake, ATO'A"; Askew, 
IND; Gildeath, KA; Pollock, RS. 

The best pitcher was Bledsole, 
LXA and the best catcher was N. 
Baker, IND. 

Next Wednesday 



and Supplies 


The annual swim meet began 
this Wednesday with this order 
of events: 
Wednesday — 4:00 
Preliminaries of all events. 
Finals in plunge for distance. 
Thursday— 4:00 

50 yd. Free Style 

50 yd. Back Stroke 

50 yd. Breast Stroke 

100 yd. Free Style 
100 yd. Free Style Relay 
150 yd. Medley Relay 

50 yd. Breast Stroke 

50 yd. Back Stroke 

50 yd. Free Style 



by Larry 

Looks like elections are in sea- 
son. MSM (Methodist Student 
Movement) recently announced 
their new officers: Jere Murphee. 
president; Lee Kirby, first vice- 
president; G. L. Story, second vice- 
president; Mary Ann Farrell, secre- 
tary, and James Bedsole, treasurer. 

Congrats also to Ellen Bryant, 
Doris ttarsusoft and Marilyn Drash. 
They are president, vice-president 
and secretary respectively of Phi 
Sigma Iota, national Spanish so- 

Musical talent is one thing which 
'Southern does not lack. Make it a 
point to hear the student voice and 
piano recitals this month at the 
Conservatory. The recitals include 
Albert Owens, May 21; Jo Ann 
Boyd and Sam Green, May 22; 
Mary Katherine Martin (voice), 
May 28; Madge Brannon, May 29. 

Speaking of talent, did you hap- 
pen to see two of 'Southern's recent 
graduates on television the other 
night. Gordon and Grady Wilson, 
the twin terrors on the piano who 
are now giving Uncle Sammy a 
hand, appeared on the ABC-TV 
program, "Talent Patrol." 

If you are a student of business 
administration or economics, drop 
by the Toreador Club's quarterly 
open house this afternoon at 1:00 

The years work of Southern Ac- 
cent staff will be climaxed when 
the books are distributed next Fri- 

My orchid for the week goes to 
the technical staff of "The En- 
chanted Cottage" for a wonderful 

The onion for the week goes to 
those groups on campus who com- 
plain that they never receive pub- 
licity in the Hilltop News; but they 
never turn in any news! 
_ In case any of you are interested, 
56 people have used the Cointyper 
at the library, since its installation 
a few months ago. The machine is 
located in the conference room on 
the second floor of the library, and 
you can get a half hours pounding 
for ten cents. 

Well, as the golden sun sets be- 
hind the gleaming black typewriter, 
which I am using. I will bid you a 
fond adieu. 

He "Fell Among Thieves 9 ' 

One of Birmingham - Southern 
Colleges most versatile students is 
Mary Jean Parsons. Better known 
as "Parsie," she has participated in 
the choir, the College Theatre and 
as a stellar member of the Hilltop 
News with her column, "As I See 

In her spare time you might find 
her doing the church news for the 
Birmingham Post- Herald. 

Miss Parsons was recently elected 
to the post of Business Manager of 


Blast 'Southern 

Whefl you pau$e...make it count.. .have a Cok< 

MESS, from page 3 

phone conversations between Mc- 
Carthy and Secretary of the Army 
Stevens as evidence in the hearing. 
After many more hours of un- 
televiscd committee sessions, it was 
decided to make use of them. What 
happens now is anyone's guess. The 
major TV networks have just about 
given up trying to televise this 
verbose marathon on the grounds 
that the expense is too great to 
cover a hearing that might last for 
several months. 

The best suggestion to make to 
a public that wants to be really 
informed on what's going on is to 
pay a little more attention to the 
hundred and one things that should 
overshadow the McCarthy hearing. 


Naval Aviator "Wild Bill" Tut- 
wiler is still bombing Southern 
with propaganda about Naval Avia- 
tion today. 

He is leading the landing of a 
Naval Aviation Cadet procurement 
team from the Birmingham Naval 
Air Station at 'Southern. His pro- 
gram includes the showing of 
movies in the gym starting at 9:30 
a.m. today. 

One movie, "Your service obliga- 
tion" will be of special interest to 
students who have not fulfilled 
their military obligations under the 
present selective service act. 
The procurement team will also 
set up in the book store from 9:30 
am. to 3 p.m. to talk to students 
interested in becoming Naval Avia- 

* "Cdr. Tutwiler is one of Ala- 
bama's leading sea-story tellers," 
says Southern student Jim Akins, 
who served as the Cdr s left hand 
boy in the Navy. 

"Ask him about the time we 
spent the night in the Girl's Dorm 
at Jacksonville State Teachers Col- 
lege while on a recruiting tour 
there," suggests Atkins. 

Students are invited to talk to 
the Naval Officer, even though 
they are staunch supporters of such 
organizations as the Air National 

"I'll be around the school most 
of the day." says Cdr. TutwUer 
"Ya'll Come!" 

In the April 24, 1954, edition of 
"The Saturday Evening Post," there 
appeared a most interesting article 
by Daniel A. Poling entitled 
"Clergymen Are Citizens, Too!" 

Poling is editor of the "Christian 
Herald Magazine" and chaplain of 
the Chapel of Four Chaplains. Some 
of the questions he considers in his 
article are: "Are some clergymen 
unwittingly aiding the communist 
conspiracy?; Are they misguidedly 
supporting causes which may do 
harm to our country?; and what 
should be their attitude toward 
congressional investigations?" 

At one point in his discussion he 

"Have we of the Protestant faith 
been as alert and dynamic in un- 
covering communit activities with- 
in and through the Christian 
Church as veterans and labor 
unionists have been in their areas 
of responsibility? My answer to this 
question must be an embarrassed 
'no' — an embarrassed 'no* because, 
as will appear in what I now write, 
I identify myself as being among 
those who also 'fell among thieves.' 

It has been suggested by a Prot- 
estant executive, whom I highly re- 
gard, that for Protestants to dis- 
agree in public is an embarrass- 
ment to Protestant unity. But an- 
other has said, 'Protestantism is the 
religion of free men.' Certainly, if 
his is a sound description, then 
Protestants who accept this free- 
dom as precious beyond all tem- 
poral and ecclesiastical authority, 
are by the same sign, under its 

Poling makes this most significant 
statement, too. He says. 'The Com- 
munist Party, would, of course, 
prefer one Bishop Ornam to a 
thousand card-bearing members, 
and, until recently, it has been all 
too effective in its campaign to 
snare some of the nation's most 
highly regarded churchmen." 

Poling's article is considered con- 
troversial. Methodist Poling, has, 
though, written an exceedingly in- 
teresting article, to which the 
"HTN" staff should like to refer 
its readers. 

In conclusion, Poling states that, 
as he sees it, this is "the free and 
high ground upon which a Protes- 
tant clergyman may stand faithful 
to his ordination vows, "loyal to 
the royal in himself," and loyal al- 
ways to this dear land of "hope 
and glory." 

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Chuck Dexter, who was grad- 
uated last year from 'Southern, is 
now appearing with the Chicago 
Symphony Orchestra. His first role 
is in "Carmen." 

Chuck, a member of Pi Kappa 
Alpha, was very active in the music 
department when in school. He ap- 
peared many times with the Star- 
light Operas, choir, ensemble, and 
in numerous Oratorios in and 
around Birmingham. 

He received most of his musical 
from Mr. Anderson and other 
school staff members. 



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Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 

May 28, 1954 

Ninety-Seventh Graduating 
Clas^Cets Diplomas, June 5 

Candidates Ready For 


Advanced Study, Careers 

Birmingham-Southern is proud to 
present the names of the following 
students who are now candidates 
for degrees: (special senior groups 
are listed first). 

Who's Who in American Colleges 
and Universities, 1954: 

Anne Louise Bates, Marilyn Clyde 
Brittain, Charles Albert Browdy, 
John G. Constantine, Robert Morris 
Gray, Betty Lee Krueger, Suzanna 
Davis Maloney, Martha Mae Neely, 
Geraldine Lockert Palfery, William 
Owen Porter, Jr., Mary Jacqueline 
Snow, and Frances Charlotte White. 

Phi Beta Kappa: 

Joanne Alvarez, Ann Bates, Mar- 
ilyn Brittain, Charles Browdy, Ken- 
neth Franklin, James Griffin, Al- 
bert Horn, Betty Lee Krueger, 
Suzanna Davis Maloney, Ronald 
Odom, Richard Tyler, Herman Wes- 
son, Frances White, and Jere Wil- 

The statue above, reputed to be a work of Michelangelo and called 
the greatest art treasure offered for sale in modern times, was shown 
in the library of Birmingham-Southern College yesterday. The statue, on 
loan from France to Dr. Anthony Constans, will be shown again at the 
Alumni Reunion on June 4. 

"Dramatic Season," Says 
Returning Prof Powell 

Art Draws Crowds 

The Seventh Annual Student Art 
Exhibit on the second floor of Ram- 
say is drawing big crowds. The ex- 
hibition of drawings and paintings, 
representing the best work of the 
studio classes for the current aca- 
demic year, will last through June 5. 

Attention Seniors 

Invitations to Commencement will 
be available in the bookstore after 
May 20th for those who ordered 
them. Also in the bookstore will be 
the caps and gowns. They will be 
available the week of May 24th 
through June 5th. They will be 
needed for both the Baccalaureate 
Services and the Commencement 

A curtain for Munger Auditorium 
See ATTENTION, page 2 

Dr. Arnold Powell, of the Bir- 
mingham-Southern College English 
department, recently returned from 
a year's study in the drama depart- 
ment of Yale University. A recip- 
ient of a Ford Fellowship. Dr. 
Powell studied courses such as, the 
forty-seven workship plays under 
Robert Penn Warren, stage light- 
ing under Stanley McCandless, 
theatre directing, TV script writing 
and acting. 

Some of the important figures 
who visited Yale during^ Dr. 
Powell's sojourn there were Thorn- 
ton Wilder, Robert Anderson, Fran- 
ces Fergueson, Joan Fontaine and 
Hugh Hunt. * 

In addition to acting in a dozen 
or so plays and writing a play. Dr. 
Powell had time to see about 75 
local plays at Yale and about 45 
plays on and around Broadway. As 
you can see. and as Dr. Powell 
stated, •It's been a season full of 

Mortar Board Graduating Mem- 

Joanne Alvarez, Ann Bates. Mar- 
ilyn Brittain. Betty Lee Krueger, 
Suzanna Davis Maloney, Geraldine 
Palfery, and Frances White. 

Omicron Delta Kappa Graduating 

Charles Browdy, Robert Gray. 
Ronald Harrison, Charles Howard, 
Elmer O'Brien, Ronald Odom, Gas- 
ton Pollock, William Porter, and 
John Paul Tate. 

Bachelor of Arts candidates: 

James Augustus Allen, II, Helen 
Joanne Alvarez, Ann Adelaide 
Bairnsfather. Evie Seals Balch, Joe 
Graham Barnard, Ann Barr, Alive 
McSheridan Barrow, Ann Louise 
Bates, Leonard Allen Bates, Ralph 
Kenneth Bates, William Wiley Bax- 
ter, Ann LaRue Bayer, James Gra- 
ham Berry, Judith Jane Berry, 
Vernon Eugene Bishop, Marilyn 
Clyde Brittain. 

Patricia Anne Burke, Marilyn 
Jane Butler, Winifred Shuff Byrd, 
John Shaw Camp, Bettie Louise 
Cato. Victor Leon Chesser, Howard 
Bert Clark, James Wiley Clements, 
Wesley Bryant Clifford, Ida Sue 
Cofield, John G. Constantine, Mil- 
ford Manly Cook, Paul Earl Cosby. 
James Patrick Kannelly, Jr., Louis 
Darring, III, Suzanna Hays Davis, 
Richard Earl Dixson, Kathrine 
Hurst Douglas, Doris Mae Earn- 
shaw, Lois Marian Eddens. 

James Cates Esco, Ellyn Faye 
Etchison, Marylyn Louise Faulk, 
Abraham Salem Fawal, Leon Fil- 
lingim. Jr.. James Kenneth Fite, 
Norman Fleisher, Kenneth Rod- 
erick Franklin, Vincent Peter 
Furio. Jr.. Donald Glenn Garner, 
Henry William Gaylor, Jr., Myrtle 
Launius Glaze, Gerald Edward 
Godfrey, Earl Fowler Gossett, Jr., 
Robert Morris Gray, Allen Taber 
Green, Jr., Robert Marvin Green, 
William Nelson Guthrie, Jr., Ruth 
Stith Hall, Peter Ebersole Halley. 

Louis Friedman Herzbprg. David 
Edward fiicKs. Shirley Michael 
Hines. Albert Magne Horn. Charles 
Henry Howard, Robert Williamson 
Jennings. Robert Edward Jett, Jr., 
George Hiles Jones, Jr., Guy Henry 
Kaylor, Herman Wallace King. 
Georgia Emogene Kinney, Sid Mal- 
vin Kresses, Betty Lee Krueger, 
Terrell Glenn Latham, Robert Ed- 
wards Lee, Gene Wheeler Lewis, 
Charles Edward Lietch. 


Ellis To Speak At 

The commencement speaker for 
this year will be Dr. Matt L. Ellis, 
president of Hendrix College in 
Conway, Arkansas 

He was born in Ben Lamond. 
Arkansas in 1901. He grew up in 
Lockesburg, Arkansas, where he 
finished Lockesburg High School in 
1917. He attended Henderson-Brown 
College at Arkadelphia, 1917 to 
1921, receiving his A.B. degree with 
a major in philosophy as valedic- 
torian of his class. 1921. Also active 

Math Group Votes 

Theta Sigma Lambda, Mathe- 
matics honor society, recently an- 
nounced their new officers for the 
coming year. They are: President, 
Sarah Jo Dewyer; Vice-President, 
Ernest Billig: Secretary, Faye Hen- 
drix; Treasurer, -Doris Haralson. 

The home of Faye Hendrix was 
the scene of the Theta Sig picnic 
on the 22nd of May. 

in sports, he lettered three years in 
basketball at Henderson-Brown. He 
received his M.A. at Yale in 1925, 
his PhD. at Yale in 1933, and his 
LL.D. at Hendrix in 1941. 

Dr Ellis taught at Henderson- 
Brown College, at Henderson State 
Teachers College, and did graduate 
work at Yale University, 1921-1935. 
He was professor of Philosophy and 
Director of the library at Hendrix 
College, in Conway. He was presi- 
dent of Henderson State Teachers 
College, Arkadelphic. Arkansas, 

Robert Howell Lockhart, William 
Van Lovelace, William Alexander 
McGregor, Robert Gordon McKin- 
ney, James Thomas Madderra, Jr., 
Allen Odom Martin, Martha Mae 
Neely, Elmer John O'Brien, Sulu 
Orr, Jeanne Battle Owen, Geraldine 
Lockert Palfery, Curtis Parks, Jr., 
Grady Gulledge Parris, Jr., James 
Gaston Pollock, William Owen Por- 
ter, Jr., William Jackson Powell, 
John J. Putman, Betty Jean Ryan, 
Fred Franklin Schlosser, Marilyn 
Elizabeth Scofield. 

Henry Jackson Segars, Lawrence 
Brown Sheffield, Jr., Mary Jacq- 
ueline Snow, Gilbert Mann Sul- 
livan, Ralph Melvis Tanner, John 
Paul Tate, Marilyn Terry, Jean 
Thompson, William Jackson Thorn, 
Herbert Reynolds Tommie, Jr., 
Richard Levert Tyler, Myrtle 
Veazey. Frederick Willis Vickery, 
Robert Leon Walker, Roye Eliza- 
beth Wates, Pierce West, Jr., 
Frances Charlotte White, Fred Paul 
Whittaker, Jr. 

Bachelor of Science candidates: 

Charles Albert Browdy, Joe Davis 
Clayton. Charles Wesley Copeland, 
William Calvin Dale, Lucius Den- 
man DeYampert, James Royce Grif- 
fith, Helen Wynona Hallman, Don- 
ald Carey Harrison, James William 
Holley, William Henry Howard, 
Joseph William Murphy, Roy Ron- 
ald Odom, Carl Wycklife 
brough, Gayle Bryan Wadsworth, 
George Neal WiLson, Reuben Steve 

Bachelor of Music Education: 

Louise Gross Breth, Edward J. 
Gerard. Hollis F. James, Lallouise 
Florey McGraw, David Whitelaw 


of Music: 

Jo Ann Boyd, Ragnhild Haigh- 
Guldberg. Margaret Lawrence 
Hughcn, William Tyler Jackson, 
Frances Naomi Oliver. 
Master of Music- 
Ramon Richard Unruh. 

Skishers Go Fishing 

The Skishers went fishing again 
last week-end and it turned out to 
be a very successful trip. Everyone 
caught his share. The catch was 
composed of mostly crappie. Jack 
Salmon and Stripped Bass. 

The Skishers are proud of their 
new room on the second floor of 
the gym. From now on it will be 
the permanent meeting place. It is 
being fixed up into a very nice 

Mr. Hubert Norwood, an officer 
of the National Skish Club, spoke 
See SKISHERS, page 2 


A photography course may be 
taught next fall. Anyone inter- 
ested in taking the course, please 
see Mrs. Virginia Hamilton or 
Connie Conway. It will be a 5- 
hour course. 



Friday, May 28, 1954 


EDITOR — John Constantino 



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On Viewing the 
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by Grady Smith 

It is as though the painting 

Would speak to me from 

Not touching that of the artist. 

Yet I stand in silence, 

Awe-struck, pleased and wonder- 

associated CoBe&iaie Press 

from page 1 

to the local Skish Club yesterday at 
a luncheon held in the Greensboro 
Room. Everyone enjoyed it very 

Anyone interested in joining the 
Skish Club, come to the next meet- 

S H I N 
H - S H I N 

ing which will be held in the new 
room on the second floor of the 
gym next Thursday at 10:00 a.m. 


ATTENTION, from page 1 

is to be given to the college. There 
will be a name plate on it stating 
that it is a gift of the Class of 1954. 
Each senior is asked to contribute 
$3.00 toward the cost of this gift. 
The money may be mailed in care 
of the Senior Class, Birmingham- 
Southern College, Birmingham 4, 
Alabama or it may be given to May 
Jacq Snow, Treasurer. 

You are reminded that if you are 
unable to attend either the Bacca- 
laureate Service or the Commence- 
ment Exercises you should ask in 
writing to be excused by Dean 


That Awful Rumor 

There is a delightful little rumor going around now which 
would make Birmingham-Southern the most liberal of the 
liberal arts colleges. It's a shame that it is only a rumor; but 
we can dream can't we. Anyway the plan was for the boys of 
Andrew's Hall to use the back wing of the new girls dorm, 
Hanson Hall. 

This seems to the Hilltop News a very good idea ; not only 
would it save the school the cost of maid service for Andrew's 
Hall, but the air-conditioned atmosphere of Hanson Hall would 
be most conducive for summer study. Then too, there is the 
possibility, or should we say likelihood of a big increase in male 
enrollment for the summer quarter. There are so few air-con- 
ditioned rooms for rent! 

Of course there is the piano. Music is so restful. And we 
can't forget Mrs. Booker and Mrs. Shearer. Just like home. 

All in all, that is the best rumor that has been circulated 
on the campus in quite a while. 

ELLIS, from page 1 

from 1941 to 1945. (Henderson- 
Brown, a Methodist institution, was 

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combined with Hendrix College at 
Conway in 1929. Its successor at 
Arkadelphia was Henderson State 
Teachers College). He has been 
president of Hendrix College since 
July, 1945. 

Triangle Taps 21 

Twenty -one freshmen were tapped 
for membership in the Triangle 
Club at convocation Wednesday. 
Selected on the basis of leadership, 
achievement, and grades, these stu- 
dents will aid in the orientation of 
new students and sponsor Fresh- 
man Camp next year. 

The 1954-55 Triangle Cluo is com- 
posed of Pierre Burns, Gene Dav- 
enport, Zachie Doughty, Margaret 
Hines, Harriet Houston, Berma 
Jarrard, Frieda Lehman, Grady 
Looney, Don McNeal, Jane Mooty, 
Anne Oliver, Susan O'Steen, Patsy 
Pace, Claire Palmer, Bob Porter. 
Mary Pylant, Mary Betty Reed. 
Margaret Richards, Howard Strip- 
lin, Avlona Yarbrough, and Ann 

As I 
See It 

by Parsie 

This being the last issue of the 
HTN and the last literary (?) effort 
I'll make for the year, I have 
racked my brain for an appropriate 
swan song. 

What could be more appropriate 
than a few epitaphs? 

Bennett Cerf ran some in his 
column last week that various and 
sundry celebrities had dreamed up 
to be used at their demise. A few of 
the cherce ones were: 

Lionel Barrymore: "Well, I've 
played everything but a harp." 

Owen Davis: "Here lies an author 
— as usual." 

Warner Baxter: "Did you hear 
about my operation?" 

Before I go, I would like to sug- 
gest a few for some of our local 
celebrities, not with the suggestion 
that they use them, but all in the 
spirit of fun. 

Mr. Rogers: "This is too deep for 

Dr. Wesson: "I've been outnum- 

Miss Wiley: "Teddy, here I come!" 
Dr. Hernandez: "Pardoname mi 

Dr. Smithey: "This smells like 
dirty work." 

John Constantine: "I thought that 
last one tasted funny." 

And of course, my own: "May I 
rust in peace." 


Smith, Tatum and Anderson 
wrote the "Creation" review. 



The editor of the HTN has had 
invaluable assistance this year. In 
an effort to thank all who have 
contributed to the campus news- 
paper this year, there might be an 
omission perpetrated by the editor. 
If there is— forgive him; he knows 
not what he does. 

Secondly, how in the world to 
decide whom to thank first? Should 
he start by thanking Mary Ann 
Berry and Peggy Noah, the able 
and dependable pair of production 
staff members? Or should he start 
with the campus wit, Jim Atkins? 
To solve matters, he'll just thank 
those who have been helpful in the 
order in which they happen to pop 
into his foggy brain. 

For excellent cartoons, the HTN 
owes a great debt of gratitude to 
John Hutcheson, Vernon Russell, j 
Frances Copeland, Winkie Hall and 
Jere Lee Williams. Perhaps the 
most successful cartoon this year 
was "Gertrude," by Hutch— at least 
more students commented on that 
particular cartoon most. Thanks are 
due all these excellent cartoonists 
for their clever work. 

For excellent stories, the calibre 
of which hasn't been read around 
here prior to this time, the HTN— 
and the campus — owes a great debt 
to Frances Copeland, Roger Clay- 
ton, Gene Montgomery (sorry we 
couldn't publish that one particu- 
lar story, Gene), Gene Bishop. Abe 
Fawal. Wiley Clements, Dolores 
Layton, Louis Herzbery (and to 
Gene Davenport and Felix Mont- 
gomery, the -concerned students") 
—and especially to a very fine 
writer, the incomparable Jim At- 

Sports editors Harriett Higdon 
and Connie Conway have done an 
incomparable job. The girls' sports 
editors have outdone themselves all 
year by covering the events and 
writing them up in such admirable 

Men's sports editors, John Hutch- 
eson and Grady Looney, deserve a 
good round of applause for their 
excellent coverage last fall and 
winter quarters. 

Columnists Grady Smith and 
Mary Jean Parson deserve a separ- 
ate paragraph. Their work, consist- 
ent and consistently good, has con- 
tributed a great deal in making this 
year's paper the controversial "rag" 
it has been called— the "rag" the 
editor and staff wanted it to be. 

Zil?.ny staff members have doubled 
their duties very often in an effort 
to serve the paper. Marilyn Sco- 
field, Wiley Clements, Grady Smith, 
Mary Jean Parson, and Gerry Pal- 
fery have, with their other tasks, 
also served at various times as fine 


by Grady Smith 

It seems that this is the last 
Hillfire for a while. 

I hardly know where to start, 
what to say about anybody, or, 
whose toes to step on. 

I believe I won't step on any toes 
this time. Rather, I would like to 
apologize to those persons who have 
taken personal pain at some of the 
things I have said. That is, those 
personal things which should not 
have been mentioned, but found 
their way into print in some of my 
more careless moods. 

I do not wish to back down, how- 
ever, on some of the opinions I 
have voiced concerning the young 
little angels walking across these 
hills. Yes, I'm speaking of the 
Bible-carrying kind. 

Now, I may be called a heretic, 
but I wish to call others a few 
names. As Billy Hauer aptly put it, 
"The only reason some of them 
aren't saints, is because they aren't 
old enough, though they feel sure 

The HTN has had four different 
assxstant editors this year-and each 
helped immeasurably. So special 
thanks are due .Mike Murphree, 
Roye Wates, Mary Jean Parson and 
Wiley Clements, who have served 
in this capacity Of greatest asist- 
ance in this burdensome job was 
Wiley Clements, who, along with 
the editor, risked life and limb one 
week to draft and print a "most 
shocking" piece of journalism. (No 

To Barbara Dawson, Marian 
Steedman, Mrs. Frances McLaugh- 
lin, and Mrs. Margaret Hughes, the 
HTN owes a debt that would be 
most difficult to repay. Thanks a 

Special thanks are owing to two 
very busy Hilltop B.M.O.C.'s who 
took a lot of time out from their 
many tasks to work on the paper. 
To Jim Blackwell— and especially 
to busy student body Prexy, Walter 
Greene,— thanks Your help has 
been invaluable. 

The two able reviewers who 
risked their reputations in writing 
up their views of the Winter and 
Spring College Theatre Productions 
("Simple Simon" and "The En- 
chanted Cot